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Two Voyagers Taught Us How to Listen to Space

70-meter-wide antenna dish, Goldstone, CA

In order to "talk" with the distant Voyager spacecraft, NASA had to leap forward in space communication technology. In the image, a 64-meter-wide antenna dish in Goldstone, Calif. is expanded to 70 meters.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

As NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft were changing our understanding of the solar system, they also spurred a leap in spacecraft communications.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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