Voyager Spacecraft 8-track Drive and other instruments 40+ Years still operational

The functioning instruments aboard the Voyager spacecraft still going strong. Although technology on Earth has advanced dramatically since the Voyagers were launched, the two spacecraft are frozen, technologically speaking: They were sent on their missions with the best equipment available at the time (including an 8-track tape recorder for data storage, believe it or not) …

Astronomers Witness the Birth of a Planet

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg and the SPHERE instrument consortium at the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile have discovered and characterised an extremely young exoplanet in a state of its formation. Source: Astronomers Witness the Birth of a Planet