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Voyager 1 - nearly out of the hood!!

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    Nigeyboy
    Nigeyboy  5534 forum posts United Kingdom
    14 Dec 2010 - 11:15 AM

    Voyager 1 is nearly out of the solar system - 33 years after its launch, and 10 billion miles from Earth, its still transmitting with less power than an avergae PC (270 watts). Its recorded a drop in the solar wind speed to zero, indicating its nearly out of the influence of the Sun - in 5 years or so it will become Earths first Inter Stellar probe!!

    Linky Thing

    I was about 8 months old when it was launched in 1977!!

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    MrGoatsmilk
    14 Dec 2010 - 11:28 AM

    It always amazes me when I look at the diagrams and charts that show the distances. I was 5 when it was launched.


    Here is another link for craft leaving us

    User_Removed
    14 Dec 2010 - 12:55 PM

    Just been reading about it on the BBC site - fascinating stuff!!

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    Sparkleson
    14 Dec 2010 - 3:50 PM


    Quote: 33 years after its launch

    It's older than me, and still going strong after 10 billion miles.
    If I ever travel thar far (it's only round the world 417,000 times!), I might need a few replacement parts Tongue

    cats_123
    cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Dec 2010 - 4:12 PM

    travelling at c 38000mph if my (very poor) maths is correct....fascinating Smile

    chris.maddock
    14 Dec 2010 - 4:26 PM


    Quote: Travelling at c 38000mph if my (very poor) maths is correct....fascinating Smile

    I think panning to catch that might be a tad tricky Wink

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