This article reported today, a finding from one of the voyager probes. It talks about magnetic structures at the (far) outer edge of our solar system. Does that mean we're still able to pick up a signal from the Voyager probes ? And how long does it take to receive a transmission from a probe that is 16billion km from earth ?
From the Voyager mission webpages:
One light second is 299792.458 km, so that'd be about 57000 seconds (15hrs, 50min) as of August 2010.
(and then whatever lag from the Deep Space Network)