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14th of December 2018
Parkes tracking Voyager 2
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)

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