Voyager 1 left solar system
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:35 AM
...Aug. 25, 2012. The Voyager team generally accepts this date as the date of interstellar arrival... an historic day, considering it coincided with the passing of Neil Armstrong.
Yes, I think I can remember about this being announced several times. My guess is that you would be hard pressed to resolve any differences in the pressure had this opportunity been available a year ago.
Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:40 AM
If you want to be moved to tears get Carl Sagan's 1978 book, "Murmurs of Earth, the Making of the Voyager Interstellar Record." The scientists who launched Voyager presciently anticipated this moment and included messages and greetings from earth on it to any life forms who may discover it in interstellar space. They included a gold plaque with representations of male and female earthlings, a map of where the probe came from, and a gold record of recordings of sounds and greetings from earth. It represents mankind in its nobelest efforts. The record is an analogue disk. I guess no one could have known how quickly it would become out dated. Nothing changes faster than media technologies. How will they play that thing? Don't worry. Any civilization advanced enough to capture the probe will have discerning audiophiles who prefer tube amps and turntables. Their 12 ears will demand it.
It might be just as well as I think a record may hold up better over the millenniums than any electronic storage device or CD.
Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:20 AM
Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:52 AM
Ladies & gentlemen - we now have an interstellar spacecraft
actually we probably did some time ago, it has just been confirmed/announced now.
Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:49 PM
Don't worry. Any civilization advanced enough to capture the probe will have discerning audiophiles who prefer tube amps and turntables. Their 12 ears will demand it.
That might be one definition of "Intelligent Life".
I think there is a pictograph explaining how to play the disk.
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