Voyager 1 problem? NASA scrambles to understand strange data from venerable probe

Spending 45 years traversing the solar system really does a number on a spaceship.

from NASA Traveler 1 launched in 1977, passed into what scientists call interstellar space in 2012 and kept going – the spacecraft is now 14.5 billion miles (23.3 billion kilometers) from Earth. And while Voyager 1 is still functioning properly, mission scientists recently noticed that it seemed confused about its location in space without going into safe mode or otherwise sounding an alarm.

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