On 20 August 1977, NASA launched its Voyager 2 spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It followed up with the launch of Voyager 1 just a few weeks later on September 5. Over the course of their careers, both spacecraft have explored gas giants and their moons, the Kuiper Belt and more, constantly pushing the boundaries of what science and humanity are capable of.
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Today, Cassini prepares to once again boldly go where no spacecraft has gone before: into the gap between Saturn and its rings. While we're all excited to see the the results of Cassini's second dive, astronomers are still parsing through the findings from her first. And some, including a soundscape generated from the emptiness, are pretty freaky.