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Voyager chasing solar system's edge
« on: September 10, 2012, 01:13:36 AM »

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Re: Voyager chasing solar system's edge
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 01:15:54 AM »

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Re: Voyager chasing solar system's edge
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 07:01:33 AM »
Thanks for posting this.   :beer:
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Re: Voyager chasing solar system's edge
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 03:03:46 PM »
It is utterly amazing how long the Voyager series has lasted and has continued to provide data.

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Re: Voyager chasing solar system's edge
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 03:50:56 PM »
Thanks for posting this.   :beer:

After 40 years after launch it is still transmitting data.

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Re: Voyager chasing solar system's edge
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 04:00:01 PM »


Planet Earth Taken by Voyager 1 at a distance of 6 billion kilometers travelling at 40,000 miles per hour

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Re: Voyager chasing solar system's edge
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 04:42:38 PM »
It is utterly amazing how long the Voyager series has lasted and has continued to provide data.
One of the few things Mr. Peanut (Jimmy Carter) got right.

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Re: Voyager chasing solar system's edge
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 05:03:08 PM »
One of the few things Mr. Peanut (Jimmy Carter) got right.

Nah, just as it was the SEALs, not Obama, who got bin Laden, it was NASA, not Carter, that got Voyager up and going.

One wonders, however, at the risk of playing with counterfactuals, what the return on investment would have been if a private consortium had put up Voyager rather than the federal government.

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Re: Voyager chasing solar system's edge
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 06:00:36 PM »
One of the few things Mr. Peanut (Jimmy Carter) got right.

Actually the project credit goes to Dr. Ed Stone and Dr. Carl Sagan. The planning for this mission dates back to the 1960s

Location of the Voyager's in real time:

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/where/index.html
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Re: Voyager chasing solar system's edge
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2012, 06:15:28 PM »


Planet Earth Taken by Voyager 1 at a distance of 6 billion kilometers travelling at 40,000 miles per hour



Rest of the Family Portrait taken by Voyager 1
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