NASA's Voyager 1 team is
trying to work out why the spacecraft appears to be confused about its location in space
But the mission's
distance from Earth makes solving the issue challenging.
The Voyager 1 mission
launched in 1977 with a design lifetime of five years.
The spacecraft is now
around 14.5 billion miles (23.3 billion kilometers) from Earth, exploring interstellar space.
The spacecraft has made
countless discoveries, but has also suffered a number of anomalies and mysteries.
Messages from the Voyager's Attitude
Articulation and Control System, which keeps the spacecraft and its antenna in the proper orientation, are "not reflecting what's actually happening on board,"
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