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Voyager 1 - nearly out of the hood!!

Nigeyboy 9 848 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 11:15AM
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 9 1.5k England
14 Dec 2010 11:28AM
It always amazes me when I look at the diagrams and charts that show the distances. I was 5 when it was launched.

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User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
14 Dec 2010 12:55PM
Just been reading about it on the BBC site - fascinating stuff!!
Sparkleson 9 134 England
14 Dec 2010 3:50PM

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 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
14 Dec 2010 4:12PM
travelling at c 38000mph if my (very poor) maths is correct....fascinating Smile
chris.maddock 16 3.7k United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 4:26PM

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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