Voyager 1: It is accomplished

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Tiassa, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Coming shortly, the greatest explorer in human history will be crowned. Voyager 1 has left the solar system.

    Congratulations. And we are so amazed. Be well, distant friend.
     
  2. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE
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    News advisory: 2013-276b Sept. 12, 2013

    NASA News Conference Today to Discuss Voyager Spacecraft

    The full version of this story with accompanying images is at:
    http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-276&cid=release_2013-276

    PASADENA, Calif. – NASA will host a news conference today at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT), to discuss NASA's Voyager mission. It is related to a paper to be published in the journal Science, which is embargoed until 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT).

    The briefing will be held at NASA Headquarters in Washington and air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

    During the news conference, the public may send questions via Twitter to #AskNASA.

    For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv .

    The event will also be streamed live on Ustream at: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 .

    For information about the Voyager mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/voyager .

    -end-
     
  3. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    and Voyager 2 got years to go...
    64kb of pity
     
  4. origin It keeps getting funnier.... Valued Senior Member

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    Just amazing. That little piece of technology may just out live the earth.
     
  5. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Alternate headline:

    CASH EJECTED FROM SOLAR SYSTEM

    Scientists pleased to inform alien societies of unknown intent of our location and relative meatiness


    Just saying.
     
  6. origin It keeps getting funnier.... Valued Senior Member

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    Combined cost of voyager 1 and 2 is about 988 million.

    Averge cost of the Afganastan war is about 10.45 million / hour.

    So if we end the war 4 days early we will have paid for this scientific achievement, and we won't even be killing people.
     
  7. CHRIS.Q Registered Senior Member

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    But not manned
     
  8. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    The Final Frontier ... Until the Next One

    Well, right, but we're not the New York Post.

    I'd go with something more toward the evolutionary:

    Between the Stars, a New Dawn
    Human species achieves new paradigm: Interstellar Explorers

    Congratulations, humanity.

    And thank you, Voyager.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    you say that because of Putin's remark on behalf of USA?
     
  10. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    youreyes, you or I or anyone should not presume to know why Tiassa would Post something mixing fiction and unproven conjecture as if it was factual.
    Tiassa may have Posted : quote - "Human species achieves new paradigm: Interstellar Explorers" - unquote ; for any number of reasons. And adding the tweeted inane comments of an Iconic Canadian Actor, possibly best known for his longtime portrayal of a fictional Gene Roddenberry character, again, may have been for all anyone except Tassa knows - just an ill-conceived afterthought.
    Tiassa may have Posted all of that out of, for instance, arrogance, ignorance, naivety, self grandiosity, puerility, or heck just plain old stupidity. Who knows for sure - except possibly Tiassa.
     
  11. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    I don't think this will end up the way foreseen by the Prophet Roddenberry either, but I do agree it is notable, in a sense. Two, even.
     
  12. origin It keeps getting funnier.... Valued Senior Member

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    WTF? What part was conjecture or not factual?

    What in the world is your problem? Seems like you are kind of 'losing it' a little bit.
     
  13. brucep Valued Senior Member

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    Good observation. You have my vote.
     
  14. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    well put!!!!
    AND YOU HAVE MY VOTE ALSO!
     
  15. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    which is why I want to glance into the mind of the writer to know the origin of the thought itself.
     
  16. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    What Now?

    Look, if Putin is complaining about the Voyager twins, he can go screw. Seriously, how can he possibly complain this time? Did they take pictures of Uranus without his permission?
     
  17. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    And to the chagrin to some, without breaking a single crystal sphere.
     
  18. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    origin, the "part(s that were) conjecture or not factual" - the Voyager 1 has yet to completely leave Sol's heliosphere, it is finally reaching into the heliopause.
    There are still some who know that it will not actually reach Interstellar Space until it gets to the other side of the Oort Cloud which lies at the farthest reaches of our Solar System. As a note of fact it still has, at its current speed, nearly 3,000 years to go until it reaches the inner or closest part of the Oort Cloud - then another 27,000 years or so after that to reach truly Interstellar Space.

    "The Oort cloud is an immense spherical cloud surrounding the planetary system and extending approximately 3 light years, about 30 trillion kilometers from the Sun". - from link Posted at bottom.

    Evidently there is a world (pun intended) of difference between what people think and what scientists know - for instance where do you think Comets originate from and how far out from the sun do you think the last vestiges of it's gravity still affect objects ?

    BTW, what verified proof does anyone anywhere have that we are the Paradigm of a species sending an object of exploration outside of their home Solar System?

    ...so...origin, should I ask you, what in the solar system is your problem - no - that would be "kind of 'losing it' a little bit."!

    Oort Cloud : http://www.solarviews.com/eng/oort.htm
     
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  19. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    Something tells me that we don't have much to fear from anyone who's first indication of man's existence is stumbling upon Voyager 1 while a mere 56 AU from Earth.
     
  20. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    So moderators can get away with comments like that? Or you free roam this establishment while you jaculate and gesticulate?
     

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