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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    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.
    There is money for space exploration. What we need is someone to compete with to provide an incentive to spend more on space and less on supporting terrorists in Syria.

    Maybe China will step up to the plate and launch a real space exploration program. Not to be outdone, we would begin to try to compete with them with one of our own.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

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    So how long until it comes back to earth and suped up, kicking the butt of everything that comes in its way? Couple hundred years in Star Trek land isn't it?
    That was voyager six.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    Quote Originally Posted by Indeed View Post
    That was voyager six.
    Okay, but IIRC we may be a little behind in creating our genetically superior warriors Khan & Company to freeze dry so they can save the Enterprise in 300 years, so we probably need to get on that before we worry more about the space exploration stuff.

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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    You know, I'm a big time hater of NASA. I have stated numerous times that I think it's a waste of money right now. However, this is pretty cool. I hope that Voyager 1 continues to function and can transmit pictures back to us. I would fully support continuing to fund this particular program. I wish a car maker could make vehicle that could last as long as this thing has lol.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    You know, I'm a big time hater of NASA. I have stated numerous times that I think it's a waste of money right now. However, this is pretty cool. I hope that Voyager 1 continues to function and can transmit pictures back to us. I would fully support continuing to fund this particular program. I wish a car maker could make vehicle that could last as long as this thing has lol.
    I imagine it will function beyond our ability to receive its transmissions. Maybe we should throw a repeater station up on one of the Mars trips just for the hell of it. You never know.

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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Okay, but IIRC we may be a little behind in creating our genetically superior warriors Khan & Company to freeze dry so they can save the Enterprise in 300 years, so we probably need to get on that before we worry more about the space exploration stuff.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    Space is a topic that will always amaze me.
    The vastness of it.
    Like ... not only detecting events - not objects, events - somewhere in the universe today ... that occurred many many light years away ... but that we are actually able to detect them.

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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    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.
    Yea because private citizens are responsible for the president, NASA and our purchase of a handgun.

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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    I think this is awesome...Would love to see some of what it is seeing now....Does anyone know how long before we actually see data from today out of it?
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