Voyager 1 space probe sends data again after computer problem

The space probe Voyager 1 of the POTthe ship that has reached the furthest from Earth, has once again sent scientific data.

Voyager 1's four instruments are back working after a computer problem that occurred in November, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported this week. The team returned to receive significant information from Voyager 1 for the first time in April, and recently ordered it to begin studying its environment again.

Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 is traversing interstellar space, or the space between star systems. Before reaching this region, the spacecraft discovered a thin ring around Jupiter and several moons of Saturn. Its instruments are designed to collect information about plasma waves, magnetic fields and particles.

Voyager 1 is more than 15 billion miles from Earth. Its sister ship, Voyager 2, which is also in interstellar space, is more than 12 billion miles away.