Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Probably not though...
What would be even more cool would be if it were to be discovered back, parked in Earth orbit, with a message or two from whoever encountered it out there.
Wasn't it Voyager that sent back a picture of Earth from the orbit of Pluto, that famous picture of the Earth as a tiny, lonely, little blue dot against a sea of black and stars? That had to have been one of the most memorable pictures ever.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
It would have been better had it ran into a wall painted to look like the the galaxy, but still cool.
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Truly remarkable. No longer under the influence of the Sun's gravity just floating in a sea of nothing waiting for something to stumble across it. I hope that something is friendly though, or, if not, I hope it doesn't like liberals either..
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
I'm glad I lived long enough to see this day. A magnificent achievement. Makes me proud.
It is a bit arbitrary though. Is the magnetic field the true end of the solar system? I mean, we say something has left earth and is in space way before its escaped earths gravitational pull.
It's too bad it only has another decade to communicate. It's even more sad that ( I think) Voyager 1 and 2 are the only probes that will do this, and we have no plans that I know of to send another. But we have plenty of money to bomb Syria and buy handguns.
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Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.