NASA presses the reset button to fix Voyager 2 computer

Voyager 2 was launched when I was 2 years old. It wandered around the Solar System, most importantly visiting the Outer Planets before heading towards the edge of the Solar System.

Voyager images of Jupiter (Voyager 1 Jan 1979, Voyager 2 Apr 1979)

But like most computers, it got a glitch when a single binary bit got changed from a 0 to a 1. For us down here, we just restart the PC. It was a little trickier with a space probe 8,600,000,000 miles away!!

But NASA have managed it and now it’s working properly again.

Mr G

Sources: Engadget, NASA Voyager 2 Images

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