The Voyager it´s sending signals in an unknown data format, it is finally reaching his purpose? Check out the news article on BILD:
With a golden record on board, it left the Earth 33 years ago.
NASA installed the 12-inch disk containing music and greetings in 55 languages in case intelligent extraterrestrial life ever found it.
But now the Voyager 2 spacecraft is sending back what sounds like an answer: Signals in an unknown data format!
The best scientific minds have so far not been able to decipher the strange information – is it a secret message?
1977: NASA fired the unmanned probe, weighing 722kg, into space. It contains instruments, transmitters and the golden record on which are stored people’s voices, nature noises (such as waves and birds) and 90 minutes of music, including Mozart and Beethoven.
It has flown past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – and is now heading off into infinity. Its signal – which takes 13 hours to reach the Earth – has not been broken off.
2010: The signal changed for the first time on April 22. A technical error from the distant transmitter? No scientific data has been sent back since.