Twin Voyager spacecraft, depicted here in a full-scale model, are now traveling through the outer solar system. Voyager 1 has completed its mission to Jupiter and Saturn and is now outbound from the solar system. Voyager 2 followed its sister craft to Jupiter and Saturn followed by encounters with Uranus and Neptune. In this view, the science boom, containing cameras and other instruments requiring pointing, is seen at right. The dominant feature at center, the 12-foot-diameter high-gain antenna, provides communication between the spacecraft and controllers on Earth. Just below is a shiny gold disk, a record called "Sounds of Earth," bearing messages and pictures from our planet.
This version of this image was digitally restored by Calvin J. Hamilton and is copyrighted.