NASA scientists are baffled by mysterious activity aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft.
The ship is currently the most remote human-made object operating at the edge of our solar system.
It was launched 44 years ago and is said to have served its purpose a few years ago.
But now NASA received and carried out orders from Earth again without any problems, but the results of the actions it took do not correspond to what is actually happening on the ship.
Susan Dodd, Voyager 1 and 2 project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, explained: “A mystery like this is common at this point in the Voyager mission.
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“The spacecraft is approximately 45 years old, which exceeds the expectations of mission planners.
“We are also in interstellar space – a highly radioactive environment where no spacecraft has ever flown.
“So there are some big challenges for the engineering team.
“But I think if there is a way to solve this problem with AACS, our team will find it.”
The Voyager 1 spacecraft has given strange readings to scientists on Earth at NASA (Image: NASA/AFP via Getty Images)
AACS is a spacecraft articulated and control system, which is aimed directly at Earth.
Although NASA believes there is no problem with this, the “telemetry data” appears to be randomly generated.
Besides these problems, NASA says it may finally be able to reveal whether Mars is home to extraterrestrial life when they launch a new mission that will send a rover to the Red Planet.
NASA has no idea what’s going on but is investigating the problem (Image: LIFE Image Collection via Getty Images)
The space agency’s Perseverance Vehicle is designed to collect rocks and place them in the floor of a crater for eventual retrieval on future flights.
Scientists believe the Jezero Crater may have contained a river delta of water that may have supported ancient microbial life.
According to research, water may have flowed onto the planet 3.7 billion years ago and even found evidence of an ancient Martian lake.
The inventors also found large boulders and fine-grained clay that may contain evidence of life forms visiting the planet.
Persevere will visit a part of Mars known as the Devils Tanyard to find sampling sites before heading to Rocky Top and collecting rocks that will eventually be returned to Earth.
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