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Voyager 1 reaches solar system's final frontier

It hasn't lost contact with earth after all this time. It's still running and sending back data. V-ger rocks! :)

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anterastilis
May. 26th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
Way to go Voyager!

Isn't that incredible? It's done way more than I have in 26 years. :)
mandydax
May. 26th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and 8.7B miles. That's still not even .15% of a light-year. Space is a very big place.

I read an article yesterday where a scientist predicted that we'd find a lot of Earth-like planets in the next 25 yrs, but none displaying signs of complex life (oxygen atmosphere, lots of water) with in 100 light years. I thought, that's a huge volume (a little under 4.2 million cubic light-yrs. Even if the star systems are spaced 10 light-yrs apart on average in our corner of the galaxy, that's still almost 4200 within 100 light-yrs. I can't even fathom that sort of volume, much less the entire universe! No wonder everyone who looked in that thing was mentally destroyed (except for Zaphod).

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