This incredible photo shows radio signals glowing blue from the spacecraft Voyager 1 nearly 12 billion miles away.
Scientists can’t actually see the spacecraft but they can detect its radio light.
They used the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) a network of powerful radio telescopes to pick up
the signal which looks like a blue speck.
It is believed this image was taken on February 21 this year.
Suzanne Dodd, Voyager’s project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
California, said: ‘This image represents the Voyager radio signal as seen by the world’s most sensitive ground-based telescope.
It’s just a speck in amongst a sea of darkness.’
Earlier today a sound recording was sent back to Earth from the spacecraft as it crossed a new frontier becoming the first spacecraft to ever leave the solar system.
The rising tones NASA observed are made by the vibration of dense plasma or ionised gas and were captured by the probe’s plasma wave instrument.
Speaking in a news conference, Don Gurnett, principle investigator for the Voyager plasma wave investigation, said: ‘When you hear this recording, please recognise that this is an historic event. It’s the first time that we’ve ever made a recording of sounds in interstellar space.’