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NottyImp
2002-Mar-06, 10:47 AM
... still going strong after 30 years.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1853000/1853804.stm

Cerowyn
2002-Mar-07, 02:25 AM
I'm always fascinated by these rugged spacecraft; I still keep up on the Voyager missions (http://vraptor.jpl.nasa.gov/voyager/voyager.html).

Since this is Bad Astronomy, I feel compelled to post the following, though:

Bad:
The BBC aritcle on Pioneer that you link to refers to the edge of the "sun's atmosphere" as the heliosphere.

Good:
The heliosphere is the "sun's atmosphere;" the edge of the heliosphere is called the heliopause.

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