As noted in yesterday's ADAP, NASA announced earlier this week that Voyager 2
has left the solar system and entered interstellar space, only the second
spacecraft, after Voyager 1, to have done so.
Voyager 2 is in the far southern skies and so only visible to one of
NASA's Deep Space Network stations, Tidbinbilla (near Canberra).
However, the requirements of tracking other NASA spacecraft meant
Tidbinbilla wasn't able to devote its time to tracking Voyager 2 and
so NASA approached CSIRO to see whether the Parkes telescope would
be able to assist. The image above shows Parkes tracking Voyager 2
earlier this month.
(Image credit: Stacy Mader)