In the shadow, one might say, of the Great American Eclipse, a major anniversary in the history of space exploration — and indeed cosmic consciousness — is being celebrated. It was 40 years ago, on August 20 and September 5, 1977, that a pair of robots named Voyager were dispatched to explore the outer solar system and the vast darkness beyond. What resulted was nothing less than a reimagining of what a world might be and what strange cribs of geology and chemistry might give rise to life in some form or other. It was a real-life Star Trek adventure, but the crew ...
The journey of the Nasa's voyagers
Dennis Overbye remembers the scientific breakthrough that Nasa's voyagers have stood for
NYT Last Updated at August 25, 2017 22:05 IST