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[BBC] Voyager Solar System 'exit' debated

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The Voyager-1 spacecraft has left the Solar System, the first man-made object to do so.
Launched in September 1977, the probe was sent initially to study the outer planets, but then just kept on going...

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1970s technology surviving such a massive journey through space, awesome achievement thumb.gif

EDIT: Title updated along with the BBC, seems the journalists have got a bit overexcited smile.gif
Edited by brasco - 3/20/13 at 1:40pm
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Fast forward into the future:

"The first manned craft to leave our solar system" and they will call it Voyager after the probe. thumb.gif
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had no idea our solar system had a radius of 18B km's...wow
     
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hope a passing invasion fleet doesn't notice it , they might find us.
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hope a passing invasion fleet doesn't notice it , they might find us.

I hope it pass's a "tourist" type deal and they do come see us and change the course of history foreva... FO EV A!
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hope a passing invasion fleet doesn't notice it , they might find us.

Don't worry, I'm sure they have other ways than stumbling across a little probe...
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Mind boggling. This is so amazing.
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finally out of the heliopause eh, too bad it only has enough juice for another 10 or so years =(

too bad we will never see it reach the ort cloud lol
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Quote:
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hope a passing invasion fleet doesn't notice it , they might find us.

I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords.
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it blows my mind trying to comprehend that distance.
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