Today marks the day the first Voyager probe was put into orbit. Its been in space 25 years (almost as old as me!). Its on its way to the heliopause (hopefully it'll hit before it runs outta juice), and soon to hit Termination Shock.
Here's some links for you astronomy types: /.'s recent story about the probes
What Termination Shock is (/. version)
Today's Yahoo story about the anniversary
NASA's Voyager site
Complete with pictures of the heliopause and tons of info.
I'd post the info for a new
/. story, but the first link was just a few days ago and explains everything from the anniversary to heliopause, so, even if it gets published, it'll be a complaint of a repeat. But I am into the 'space thang' so I thought I'd bring it to your attention