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(Reuters)   After 35 years, Voyager 1 is 11 billion miles away and has reached the end of the solar system. Boy, don't you wish NASA made cars?   (reuters.com) divider line 26
    More: Followup, Voyager, NASA, Ed Stone, Supernova, American Geophysical Union  
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2012-12-04 12:57:22 PM  
3 votes:

Biness: Waxing_Chewbacca: Biness: Waxing_Chewbacca: Biness: occamswrist: Bit'O'Gristle: funny how we make cars to last only about 1ook miles, but a semi can last over a million.

Semis are measured in minutes, not miles.

perhaps thats why Han said the Millennium Falcon made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs

That's impossible

I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man. What's the cargo?

Your mom and the load I dumped in her last night

/ makes for a bit of a different film, doesn't it

wow. yea, thats just unpleasant.


You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought
2012-12-04 09:15:13 AM  
3 votes:
It's a great big universe and we're all small and puny.
2012-12-04 09:01:39 AM  
3 votes:

t3knomanser: It'll be solar powered, and the body will have the same sexy curves you might see on a brick.


Most likely it would look like the fuselage of the space shuttle, with a bumper sticker that reads "Thermal tile broke, watch for explosion"
2012-12-04 08:22:01 AM  
3 votes:
If NASA made cars, they'd cost $1Bn. When something breaks, you won't be able to fix or replace it, instead an engineer will write ten-thousand new lines of code to program some other part on your car to do the job instead. It'll be solar powered, and the body will have the same sexy curves you might see on a brick.
2012-12-04 07:26:16 AM  
3 votes:
i76.photobucket.com
2012-12-04 12:20:53 PM  
2 votes:

Biness: JackieRabbit: SnarfVader: [i212.photobucket.com image 368x500]

While Voyager has long ago move beyond the planetary zone of our solar system, it has not technically left the solar system itself. It is currently in the heliosphere. Since the exact size of the heliosphere and the exact location of the heliopause (the edge) is not precisely known, no one knew exactly when Voyager would enter interstellar space. Voyager passed through the termination shock in 2004 and it was estimated that it would need 10 more years to reach the heliopause. Voyager has instruments on board to study the gravitational effects of the strong solar wind in this zone. One of the goals is to get a better map of the heliosphere.

/source NASA

its on the magnetic highway now....ON THE GREAT SPACE COASTER!


data.whicdn.com
Great to see ya! We're gonna have a great jump today!

/rip it roll it and punch it!
//in SPACE!
2012-12-04 12:03:34 PM  
2 votes:

chewielouie: Voyager > DS9


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2012-12-04 11:58:59 AM  
2 votes:

Makh: It's a great big universe and we're all small and puny.


We're just tiny little specks about the size of Mickey Rooney!
2012-12-04 11:53:59 AM  
2 votes:
Voyager > DS9
2012-12-04 11:52:46 AM  
2 votes:
He's probably waiting for Voyager, with his uranium Q38 explosive space modulator.

poietes.files.wordpress.com
2012-12-04 10:18:42 AM  
2 votes:
I wish they had a bumper sticker on it.

"If found, please return to Earth, Sol System...NO REWARD"

/You don't want to offer a reward to aliens, they may think we have a lot more
2012-12-04 01:21:20 PM  
1 votes:
subby: "Boy, don't you wish NASA made cars?"

Considering the percentage of NASA missions that have ended in explosive fireballs, not really.
2012-12-04 01:00:14 PM  
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Biness: Waxing_Chewbacca: Biness: Waxing_Chewbacca: Biness: occamswrist: Bit'O'Gristle: funny how we make cars to last only about 1ook miles, but a semi can last over a million.

Semis are measured in minutes, not miles.

perhaps thats why Han said the Millennium Falcon made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs

That's impossible

I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man. What's the cargo?

Your mom and the load I dumped in her last night

/ makes for a bit of a different film, doesn't it

wow. yea, thats just unpleasant.

You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought


pokerfraudalert.com
2012-12-04 12:43:29 PM  
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: That's not the Creator, V'ger. That's my mom. There's a difference.


images.wikia.com
2012-12-04 12:28:13 PM  
1 votes:

Biness: Waxing_Chewbacca: Biness: Waxing_Chewbacca: Biness: occamswrist: Bit'O'Gristle: funny how we make cars to last only about 1ook miles, but a semi can last over a million.

Semis are measured in minutes, not miles.

perhaps thats why Han said the Millennium Falcon made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs

That's impossible

I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man. What's the cargo?

Your mom and the load I dumped in her last night

/ makes for a bit of a different film, doesn't it

wow. yea, thats just unpleasant.


It certainly makes Leia's line "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought" more trenchant.
2012-12-04 12:28:03 PM  
1 votes:

Biness: Waxing_Chewbacca: Biness: Waxing_Chewbacca: Biness: occamswrist: Bit'O'Gristle: funny how we make cars to last only about 1ook miles, but a semi can last over a million.

Semis are measured in minutes, not miles.

perhaps thats why Han said the Millennium Falcon made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs

That's impossible

I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man. What's the cargo?

Your mom and the load I dumped in her last night

/ makes for a bit of a different film, doesn't it

wow. yea, thats just unpleasant.


I LOLed.
2012-12-04 12:27:14 PM  
1 votes:

Deep Contact: Evil aliens will find it and come to earth to eat us. Stupid records they put in it.


Ah, you're just mad because your garage band didn't make the cut.
2012-12-04 12:24:41 PM  
1 votes:

Waxing_Chewbacca: Biness: Waxing_Chewbacca: Biness: occamswrist: Bit'O'Gristle: funny how we make cars to last only about 1ook miles, but a semi can last over a million.

Semis are measured in minutes, not miles.

perhaps thats why Han said the Millennium Falcon made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs

That's impossible

I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man. What's the cargo?

Your mom and the load I dumped in her last night

/ makes for a bit of a different film, doesn't it


wow. yea, thats just unpleasant.
2012-12-04 12:23:56 PM  
1 votes:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Voyager 1 is officially lost.
2012-12-04 12:20:36 PM  
1 votes:

SuddenlySamhain: I turned off my TV so I could read this article without distractions.
I dont know much,But I know that Voyagers journey is a marvell that almost defies description.Part of me envies the things it will see over the next several hundred thousand years and part of me feels a bit forlorn that there may be no one left on Earth to share in its discoveries.


Better turn it back on before the Handicapper General, Diana Moon Glampers, finds out.
2012-12-04 12:13:07 PM  
1 votes:

Biness: occamswrist: Bit'O'Gristle: funny how we make cars to last only about 1ook miles, but a semi can last over a million.

Semis are measured in minutes, not miles.

perhaps thats why Han said the Millennium Falcon made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs


That's impossible
2012-12-04 12:08:07 PM  
1 votes:

basemetal: Wake me up when it hits the ort cloud.


If you know what it is, they you Oort to know how it's spelled.
2012-12-04 12:07:14 PM  
1 votes:

occamswrist: Bit'O'Gristle: funny how we make cars to last only about 1ook miles, but a semi can last over a million.

Semis are measured in minutes, not miles.


perhaps thats why Han said the Millennium Falcon made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs
2012-12-04 11:55:48 AM  
1 votes:
Subby wants a car that you add water to to make a sweet, orange-tasting beverage?
2012-12-04 11:34:03 AM  
1 votes:
i212.photobucket.com
2012-12-04 09:04:40 AM  
1 votes:
Wake me up when it hits the ort cloud.
 
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