According to the section data is fed back daily from the probes.
NASA says: “Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily.”
An article published on September 17 described a day in Voyager 1’s life.
It said: “At more than 10 billion miles away from Earth, there is no day and night.
“Time and space are fathomless and our Sun is a distant point of starlight — a faint reminder of the home NASA’s twin Voyagers, humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, left behind 40 years ago.
“Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 continue to return data that shape our view and understanding of our place in the universe.
“We often think of space as empty, but even the vacuum of space is filled with the remnants of stellar explosions from millions of years ago and dominated by invisible magnetic forces.
“Such magnetic forces carve out unique space environments throughout the galaxy, each one like a neighborhood with its own distinct feel. Voyager has helped scientists define the boundaries of our own stellar neighborhood — which scientists call the heliosphere — by returning observations about the conditions where the Sun’s influence wanes and interstellar space begins.”
Communications with the spacecraft will be maintained until the Voyagers’ nuclear power sources can no longer supply enough electricity to operate the satellites.
Engineers expect each spacecraft to continue operating at least one science instrument until around 2025.
However, even after the spacecraft go silent, thanks to remarkable engineering, they’ll otherwise be in good condition. Barring catastrophic collisions, the Voyagers are expected to continue to prosper on their lonely, boundless journeys, cruising at their present speed and completing an orbit around the center of the Milky Way every 225 million years.
Express.co.uk has asked NASA if any visual data from the probes is available, and if so how to view it, and awaits a response.