A Lot Of Our Space Knowledge Comes From A Bunch Of Antiques
We owe a lot of what we know about space to a series of relatively low-tech probes.By Evan Thomas | August 25, 2016
A lot of NASA's active fleet is getting kind of old. These space probes take years to design and launch, and the trips to their destinations can be even longer.
They don't have to have cutting-edge technology to do good science, which is lucky because some of the newest information we have about the universe comes from spacecraft old enough to have a midlife crisis.