Voyager 1 may be lost to us forever

One of the most iconic space probes ever launched could be on its way out the door. The Voyager 1 probe, which has spent the last decade barreling through interstellar space, has been experiencing glitches in its system since the end of last year. Its status remains unchanged, and now, NASA JPL says it will be a “miracle” to get it working again.

Voyager 1 launched in 1977, shortly after its twin, Voyager 2. The two space probes have since become the longest-running human-made spacecraft, as well as the furthest-traveling human-made spacecraft. Both are iconic. But, a computer glitch could very well be the end of the long-standing mission.

Good night, sweet prince.