Voyager 1: leaving the heliosphere

Light Years

The spacecraft Voyager 1 has just arrived at the most distant part of space that can be considered part of our solar system and which NASA has described as “a magnetic highway for charged particles”. This font, using bioluminescent bacteria, was made in my lab by artist, Anna Garforth. The neat font of the artist though has now been embellished and given apparent motion by bacterial activity, so that the edges of the letters appear to have been ablated off into space, and as if they has been exposed to some unseen yet powerful stream of charged particles.

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