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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    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?
    It is 18.8 billion km away. My math gets 17.4 hours, but that seems wrong. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

    Edit: checked, it takes light between 4.1 and 6.8 hours to go from the sun to Pluto, so maybe my math was not that far off.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is 18.8 billion km away. My math gets 17.4 hours, but that seems wrong. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

    Edit: checked, it takes light between 4.1 and 6.8 hours to go from the sun to Pluto, so maybe my math was not that far off.
    Wow, in terms of light years we are playing in the front yard.....
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wow, in terms of light years we are playing in the front yard.....
    Kinda brings home the vastness of space.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Kinda brings home the vastness of space.
    No doubt....I feel small now....
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    V-ger.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is 18.8 billion km away. My math gets 17.4 hours, but that seems wrong. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

    Edit: checked, it takes light between 4.1 and 6.8 hours to go from the sun to Pluto, so maybe my math was not that far off.
    Your math is correct.

    Light travels 299,792.458 kilometers per second and Voyager 1 was last 18.774 billion kilometers from the earth.

    FWIW, one can find Voyager's latest distance from earth here:

    Where are the Voyagers - NASA Voyager

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

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    Sure doesnt seem like 36 years ago

    Seems like yesterday.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    I heard an interesting tidbit. If Voyager was to continue at its current pace it is destined to reach the nearest star in over 40,000 years. That kinda blows my mind how vast our universe really is.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    From CNN:

    NASA's Voyager 1 probe has become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space, the U.S. space agency announced Thursday.

    Scientists report they have strong evidence that the unmanned spacecraft has crossed the magnetic boundary separating the solar system's sun, planets and solar wind from the rest of the galaxy. The announcement comes more than 36 years after the unmanned spacecraft lifted off on a journey that gave humans close-up views of Jupiter and Saturn before heading toward deep space.


    Voyager 1 probe has left 'solar bubble' - CNN.com

    NASA’s press release can be found at:

    NASA Spacecraft Embarks on Historic Journey Into Interstellar Space | NASA
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