Where is Voyager 1?
Want to wave goodbye to Voyager 1? Here are its stellar coordinates as it hurtles toward the Great Far Away at over 38,000 miles per hour. Head outside tonight or any night, find these constellations, and know that there’s a bit of humanity out there. No, not there. Right there.
To give you an idea of how small an area of space 0.5 arcseconds is, it’s less than the width of a human hair from ten meters away.
You might be asking yourself Hey, why wave goodbye to Voyager 1? That’s kind of macabre, Joe. Well, Voyager 1’s finite power supply will only be able to operate its instruments through 2025 at the latest, as they are turned off one by one, ultimately rendering it a lifeless message in a bottle, bobbing on the waves of the galaxy.
EDIT: I fixed my arcsecond comparison because apparently I can’t read.