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"Journey to the Center of the Milky Way" --NASA's Voyager Spacecraft at 40! (Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

“Humans have been explorers forever,” says Voyager project scientist, Ed Stone. “This is just the newest human exploration by robotic means. Voyager 1 is now touching the material that fills most of the Universe.” In the late summer of 1977,...        
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