DeepSpaceNews — Beginning with the Soviet Union’s Sputnik in 1957, some 160 unmanned space probes have left Earth to study the moon, the sun, comets, asteroids, the planets and other celestial points of interest. Of these, 25 are live at this moment. These active space missions are either heading to their destinations now or they’re out there conducting experiments.
Where are these 25 active space missions now? This infographic, via the World Science Festival, has the 411 on all of them. Check it out below. (Click to enlarge.)
For DeepSpaceNews, I’m Skimbo Jones.