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Voyager leaves solar system... Again

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In a deep Arnie Sw voice... 'I won't be back....'

This will be our first interstellar astro-archeological artefact, amazing.

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One day to return as V'ger and try to kill us all, if my memory serves me correct! :grin:

Shatner Save Us!

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One day to return as V'ger and try to kill us all, if my memory serves me correct! :grin:

V'ger was Voyager 6, so we'll have to launch a few more! ;)

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Maybe we're in a bigger version of the Truman Show and one day soon Voyager 1 will go splat against the studio wall.... :BangHead:

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I think one of the reasons it's still going is because it's not running gigabytes of software. So much less to go wrong!

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I remember watching the launch of Voyager (and most other probes of that era) on TV. I had stacks of NatGeo magazines devoted to their exploits. Still it carries on, and now it has left our solar system. A big thumbs up to all the people involved!

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an amazing acheivement by all involved! what a history Voyager has already had simply inspiring journey, probably inspired a lot of today's astronomers.

i love Carl Sagan's thoughts on the Golden Record on Voyager, "as launching a message in a bottle into the cosmic ocean, it says something very hopeful about life on this planet".

i know it is only a machine, but the thought of it speeding through the lonely depths of interstellar space does leave feeling sad, rather strangely.

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Really mind boggling isnt it, 36 years at that speed and still going.

I have somewhere in the loft the newspaper that had the headlines "neptune, look now or miss it for life" or something like that, it was a day or two after voyager passed neptune, 1989 i think. I shall have to find it and post a pic.

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One day to return as V'ger and try to kill us all, if my memory serves me correct! :grin:

...don't leave Mr. SPOCK out, he'll save us all :-D

19,2 au (from Earth)

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