06/22/2012

Voyager 1 Bids Farewell to the Solar System

The Voyager 1 spacecraft will soon have a new territory to explore — interstellar space. Voyager chief scientist Ed Stone discusses whether the spacecraft will have a bumpy exit from the solar system, and the chances Voyager’s golden record may someday be intercepted by an advanced space-faring civilization.

In the SciFri Snack: NASA’s Ed Stone tells us that Voyager’s greatest contribution may be finding things we never thought to look for. Check out more SciFri Snacks — and join a conversation about what you’ve heard — at Soundcloud.

Segment Guests

Ed Stone

Ed Stone is chief scientist for Voyager and a physics professor at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.