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buddyjesus
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Voyager 1 left solar system new
      #6077238 - 09/12/13 03:04 PM

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-277

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: buddyjesus]
      #6077295 - 09/12/13 03:42 PM

That's pretty darn cool!

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: zjc26138]
      #6077357 - 09/12/13 04:12 PM

Yep. A historical moment.

It was here on our national radio news as well.

Here a quick link to a video.


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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: Traveler]
      #6077516 - 09/12/13 05:56 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

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.

/Ira


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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: Ira]
      #6078320 - 09/13/13 07:54 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.

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: goodricke1]
      #6078416 - 09/13/13 09:35 AM

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...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.


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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system [Re: Ira]
      #6078428 - 09/13/13 09:40 AM

Quote:

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.

/Ira




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.


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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #6078554 - 09/13/13 11:20 AM

Ladies & gentlemen - we now have an interstellar spacecraft

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: Andy Taylor]
      #6078604 - 09/13/13 11:52 AM

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Ladies & gentlemen - we now have an interstellar spacecraft




actually we probably did some time ago, it has just been confirmed/announced now.


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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: Ira]
      #6079641 - 09/13/13 11:49 PM

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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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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #6079673 - 09/14/13 12:23 AM

I haven't seen it yet, so it's not out of the solar system. As soon as I catch first glimpse of it, out here in the outer Oort Cloud, I will let everyone know.

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #6080173 - 09/14/13 10:57 AM

It's still a number of years behind Elvis.

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: llanitedave]
      #6085961 - 09/17/13 01:03 PM

My late dad would've loved this; he was part of the team at JPL that designed and built this spacecraft.

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: hm insulators]
      #6086025 - 09/17/13 01:30 PM

Don't forget what happened on Star Trek when alien life form found the Voyager spacecraft.

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: PeterR280]
      #6088634 - 09/18/13 06:43 PM

it acquired all of the learnable knowledge of the Universe, except how to wipe off space dust...

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: Mister T]
      #6088957 - 09/18/13 09:44 PM

NOBODY knows how to do that!

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: llanitedave]
      #6089724 - 09/19/13 11:02 AM

now, now..the alien in Starman found it first...

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Re: Voyager 1 left solar system new [Re: scopethis]
      #6173725 - 11/03/13 01:13 PM

Pioner 10 & 11 together with Voyager I & II remain the most imaging space missions into the solar system... so I just wanted to point out this excellent commercial for Klara's Top 100 for classical music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSSadM43Xfk


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