The orbits of the planets are coplanar. We send probes out along this plane to explore planets.
Why can't we send a probe perpendicular to this plane (say due north from the earths perspective) and get images of the Milky Way? Or some portion of it? Or a top down view of our solar system?
Voyager 1 is now 141.56019675 AU away. Would a similar probe that far away not be able to send back wide angle images from a different perspective?
Or has this been attempted already?