It’s been 33 years since Voyager 2 lifted off into space

    Photo: NASA

    The summer season has a few weeks to go, but you can tell that sunsets are coming a lot earlier now, about 8pm. This means we can see planets sooner. Most exciting in the night sky is Venus, Mars and Saturn. If you’re an early riser don’t miss Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto. It’s the anniversary of Voyager 2, which set sail 33 years ago logging billions and billions of miles in space. 8.5 billion miles to be exact. Also the amazing astronauts that repair Hubble Space Telescope. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk. [audio: st20100823.mp3]

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