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  • IanMunro
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    I was wondering the same.
    Fantastic bit of technology though. Love to read a proper geeky account as to how its worked so well.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

    Premier Icon phiiiiil
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    Incidentally this NASA program is really rather awesome for seeing where Voyager has actually got to:

    http://eyes.nasa.gov/index.html

    It surprised me, it’s really rather a lot further away than I thought it was…

    Premier Icon unknown
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    Now travelling at 100,000 mph and it’ll still be 40000 years before it reaches another star. Makes you think… I wonder if we’ll have settled on a wheel size by then?

    Spin
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    Kind of depends on how you define solar system.

    @spin

    Given the numbers and distances involved it doesnt relly matter a poo . its a get long way.

    Squidlord
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    In case this thread isn’t already geeky enough, I’ve been meaning to get myself one of these for the long winter evenings…

    Kind of depends on how you define solar system.

    I asked Prof Brian Cox at a seminar & he said, ‘Why It’s canny big like’

    Thinking about it just gives me a bad head.

    *Space is not only queerer than we think, It’s queerer than we CAN think*

    Kind of depends on how you define solar system.

    That’s the sort of question that I assume NASA are better equipped to answer than I am.

    glupton1976
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    For my money the Voyager program is man’s greatest achievement.

    deadlydarcy
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    Saw a doc on this some weeks ago. Voyager is one of the fullest of winningest things we’ll ever do. I hope someone far away finds it one day.

    fasthaggis
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    Listening to the story on the radio,after the initial “wow” my tiny brain turned to more childish thoughts about whether or not it will meet something that would just zap it ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope someone far away finds it one day.

    Didn’t that already happen on an early Star Trek film & they sent it back?

    Fueled
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    I like to think that one day, when we all have space ships with hyperdrive, it will still be flying on its current trajectory as a tourist attraction, and people will go and fly alongside it for 5 mins or so to appreciate it.

    Do I daydream too much?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’m hoping someone suddenly spots it approaching Earth from the opposite direction.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I’m hoping someone suddenly spots it approaching Earth from the opposite direction.

    Oh. Now, if you were NASA, would you not be tempted to make a fake Voyager and discretely fire it into a big wide eliptical orbit while nobody’s looking, so it arrives back in a couple of years?

    bigyinn
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    That would be a VERY expensive lol!

    Premier Icon Clover
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    “It’s utterly astonishing that this fragile artefact, based on 1970s technology, can signal its presence from this immense distance.”

    I thought they were talking about me, on T-mobile, in Hebden Bridge.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Cougar – Moderator

    I’m hoping someone suddenly spots it approaching Earth from the opposite direction.
    Very good ๐Ÿ˜€

    Rockhopper
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    Isn’t the solar system defined as that area of space where objects come under the influence of the Sun? Voyager has gone beyond that point now.

    I like the silly science graphic on the BBC website. Apparently if I climbed into my car and drove at a steady 60mph, it would take me 22,000 years to get to where Voyager is now.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I like the silly science graphic on the BBC website. Apparently if I climbed into my car and drove at a steady 60mph, it would take me 22,000 years to get to where Voyager is now.

    The congestion on the Jupiter ring road is terrible, no way would you average 60mph.

    ell_tell
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    I’m hoping someone suddenly spots it approaching Earth from the opposite direction.

    Brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚ All that to find out space is actually one big ring road – a bit like the M25

    Serious question here, but could they bring voyager back to earth? In case they forgot to add an item to the shopping list

    Premier Icon st colin
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    Mind boggling.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    The congestion on the Jupiter ring road is terrible, no way would you average 60mph.

    Especially with your wheels spinning in the void

    Serious question here, but could they bring voyager back to earth? In case they forgot to add an item to the shopping list

    Of course not.

    Well.. actually.. if they had enough fuel to slow it to a stop relative to the sun, it would still fall back towards the sun eventually. Take a long time though.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Serious question here, but could they bring voyager back to earth? In case they forgot to add an item to the shopping list

    Somebody has already asked “With today’s technology, would it be possible to launch an unmanned mission to retrieve Voyager I?

    ell_tell
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    The sun? Wasn’t it launched from earth?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    we all know whats gonna happen when voyager reaches another civilization

    weve all seen star trek the motion picture, right?

    and to be fair the reason it keeps leaving the solar system is because it keeps redefining for us where the solar system ends

    ell_tell
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    miketually – Member

    Serious question here, but could they bring voyager back to earth? In case they forgot to add an item to the shopping list

    Somebody has already asked “With today’s technology, would it be possible to launch an unmanned mission to retrieve Voyager I?”

    Thanks for that Mike. What is now seriously freaking me out though is that my forname and middle name is exactly the same as the person asking the question in your link….

    CountZero
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    bigyinn – Member

    That would be a VERY expensive lol!
    But it would be so worth it! ๐Ÿ˜†

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    http://goldenrecord.org/

    If you want to listen to what we sent out there – though of course it’s been overtaken by pretty much everything that’s ever been broadcast so when they get this record the aliens will already be bang up to date with Twerking and Bieber and all that shizzle

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    Those pictures of man & woman they’ve etched on the outside…

    …I fear that an advanced alien race would regard them as “serving suggestion”

    scruff
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    Its great and all that but its now got nothing to look at, apart from interstellar dust, some ice and the odd hot bald wumman.

    jedimaster
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    Loved the article, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Its great and all that but its now got nothing to look at, apart from interstellar dust

    wobbliscott
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    They say in space no-one can hear you scream. Well it seems like Voyager has heard something already…

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/nasa-probe-hears–shriek–in-space-as-it-leaves-solar-system-112900776.html?vp=1#T431JDu

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