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Posted: 9/12/2013 10:14:41 AM EDT
It's official: NASA says Voyager 1 has left the Solar System, going farther than any human object

WASHINGTON - First they thought it had. Then they weren't sure. Today, scientists agreed that NASA's famous Voyager 1 spacecraft has, indeed, left the Solar System, marking the farthest reach of human beings into the universe.

Scientists told reporters at NASA Headquarters today that they even know when Voyager 1 left what is called the heliosphere - the bubble of hot, charged particles surrounding the Solar System. It was on or about Aug. 25, 2012.



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Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:17:04 AM EDT
Again?
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:17:34 AM EDT
It's crazy we can still communicate with that thing.



Wish all the sensors were up and running though. That would be sweet.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:18:45 AM EDT
Waitting for the Kirk unit.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:19:09 AM EDT
That isn't V'ger.

V'ger was Voyager 6. (and Voyager 6 never existed)
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:19:26 AM EDT
Sure took it long enough. ;)
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:19:36 AM EDT
The Klingons should be very concerned about this.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:19:43 AM EDT
Kirk-unit?

Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:21:03 AM EDT
and who says all stuff made in China is junk!
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:21:17 AM EDT
So long little buddy.



Safe trip.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:21:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2013 10:22:08 AM EDT by highstepper]
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Originally Posted By tep0583:
That isn't V'ger.

V'ger was Voyager 6. (and Voyager 6 never existed)
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Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:33:58 AM EDT
While interesting and all, I'd only get excited if it suddenly started getting closer, or someone started playing that record back at us.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:36:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bullwhip2006:
While interesting and all, I'd only get excited if it suddenly started getting closer, or someone started playing that record back at us.
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This is the first time anything has exited the solar system. They's so much cool science going on right now with these historic probes, I could drown a toddler in it... or something!
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Originally Posted By Formergrunt94:


So long little buddy.


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Safe trip.




 


Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:53:31 AM EDT
Congrats!  It's now about 1/200,000ths of the way to the nearest star!
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 10:58:26 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By tep0583:
That isn't V'ger.

V'ger was Voyager 6. (and Voyager 6 never existed)
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Details, details.
This Voyager is as good as any to be converted into an interstellar, all-powerful god-machine.
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This! Exciting stuff.

I just wish we still had a space program.
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Originally Posted By cowboy:
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By Bullwhip2006:
While interesting and all, I'd only get excited if it suddenly started getting closer, or someone started playing that record back at us.


This is the first time anything has exited the solar system. They's so much cool science going on right now with these historic probes, I could drown a toddler in it... or something!


This! Exciting stuff.

I just wish we still had a space program.


Me too.  Remember when America used to DO stuff?  We explored, we discovered.

We were once a proud and important nation.
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