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BBC Earth OCTOBER 2017
TREAD NEW PATHS
On 5 September 2017, NASA celebrated 40 years of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecrafts. What makes this event remarkable is that it is a celebration of humanity’s farthest and longest-lived mission. It marks yet another landmark in the ability of our kind to venture beyond the confines of our own planet and blaze trails with hard work, perseverance and innovation. The Voyager 1 also went on to become the first human-made object to enter interstellar space.
In our cover story this month, we find out how it may further help us understand the birth of stars, dark matter, and the origins of life.
Space will never cease to amaze, and the Great American Eclipse of 2017 is yet another example of this.
Perhaps the best way to expand ourselves and our minds is to dare to tread on paths less taken.