Destination: Interstellar Space
Voyager 1 and 2 are presently in the "Heliosheath", the outermost layer of the
heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas,
and they are traveling at about 135,000 miles per hour! Voyager 1 is 11 billion
miles from earth and approaching the "Heliopause" and about to leave our
solar system to voyage into interstellar space.
As the ship sails ahead a bow shock spreads around the vessel as it enters the
frontier into new space. The earth will continue to receive signals for about
another dozen years.
Both vessels carry a greeting for any intelligent extraterrestrial life, on a
golden phonograph record with sounds and images of Earth, including Chuck Berry
singing "Johnny B. Goode".
It has a shelf life of over 4 billion years.
courtesy of NASA
FIRST SOUNDS FROM INTERSTELLAR SPACE:
"Resonate - Sing & Vibrate like a bell"