11/19/2017 Q:Is sun is in the middle of voyager(1&2)? I've recorded this data yesterday. According to Nasa.gov(VoyagerMissionStatus) Distance of Voyager From Earth In Miles 1575359 miles (in 24hrs) Distance of Probe From Sun In Miles 908566 miles (in 24hrs)

  • $\begingroup$ Those are almost certainly distances traveled in those 24 hours, not total distance. $\endgroup$ Nov 20, 2017 at 2:39
  • $\begingroup$ Calculated Data... $\endgroup$
    – Astroboy
    Nov 20, 2017 at 2:40
  • $\begingroup$ Why "the Distance of SUN" is lesser then "the Distance of Earth"? $\endgroup$
    – Astroboy
    Nov 20, 2017 at 2:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Astroboy Could you clarify; are you asking Is the Sun is between Voyager 1 and Voyager 2? $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Nov 20, 2017 at 3:18
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    $\begingroup$ Voyager mission status: voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status $\endgroup$
    – Hobbes
    Nov 20, 2017 at 15:20

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Position of the two Voyager probes:

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(from this question)

So they're both in the same general direction seen from Earth, not on opposite sides of the solar system. What you can't see in this image is that both Voyagers are moving out of the plane of the ecliptic (this question has a nice animation that shows that), with Voyager 1 going 'up' and Voyager 2 going 'down'.


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