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(Washington Post)   Voyager 1 leaves the solar system again for the first time once more   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 46
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2013-09-12 04:59:36 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-09-12 05:00:59 PM  
Maybe it's tired of the Mars rovers on its lawn.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-12 05:04:57 PM  
This exit is more persuasive than previous exits.

In Situ Observations of Interstellar Plasma With Voyager 1 (subscription required for full text)
 
2013-09-12 05:07:37 PM  
It'll be back.

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-12 05:08:09 PM  
This story must hold the Fark record for most greenlights.
 
2013-09-12 05:09:06 PM  
Well... bye.
 
2013-09-12 05:11:13 PM  

lilbjorn: This story must hold the Fark record for most greenlights.


Are you kidding? Miley gets more greenlights in one week.
 
2013-09-12 05:14:16 PM  
If you ever fling your satellite out of the solar system and into interstellar space, let it go, because man, it's gone.
 
2013-09-12 05:16:35 PM  
Look, the boundary can't be drawn at the resolution of a cubic foot when the solar system is ... well, really effing big. What do you want? A tollbooth that says "welcome to an even emptier vacuum"?
 
2013-09-12 05:22:07 PM  
At least when Voyager 2 is on the verge of leaving or has left, we will know for sure.  The plasma science experiment on board Voyager 1 broke back in 1980, so that is why we are guessing at when Voyager 1 left.  The one on Voyager 2 is working great!
 
2013-09-12 05:22:38 PM  
It's 36 year mission...
 
2013-09-12 05:23:02 PM  

Ambitwistor: It'll be back.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 569x358]


Wouldnt it be messed up if it couldnt leave?  All of a sudden it just... stops moving.  Or warps back around in a loop, even though the instruments claim its going in a straight line.

That would be crazy.

/*Bubble* *bubble* *gurgle* bubble*
 
2013-09-12 05:23:30 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Look, the boundary can't be drawn at the resolution of a cubic foot when the solar system is ... well, really effing big. What do you want? A tollbooth that says "welcome to an even emptier vacuum"?


Leave my ex-wife out of this...
 
2013-09-12 05:26:27 PM  

Alonjar: Ambitwistor: It'll be back.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 569x358]

Wouldnt it be messed up if it couldnt leave?  All of a sudden it just... stops moving.  Or warps back around in a loop, even though the instruments claim its going in a straight line.

That would be crazy.

/*Bubble* *bubble* *gurgle* bubble*


Something like this?
 
2013-09-12 05:36:27 PM  

Alonjar: Ambitwistor: It'll be back.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 569x358]

Wouldnt it be messed up if it couldnt leave?  All of a sudden it just... stops moving.  Or warps back around in a loop, even though the instruments claim its going in a straight line.

That would be crazy.

/*Bubble* *bubble* *gurgle* bubble*


Or runs into a painted backdrop ala the intergalactic Truman show.
 
2013-09-12 05:50:25 PM  
It's kind of cool that every time it "reaches the edge" we have to redefine "edge" based on the data being sent back by a disco-era analog computer.  Space is becoming more interesting all the time.
 
2013-09-12 05:50:52 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Look, the boundary can't be drawn at the resolution of a cubic foot when the solar system is ... well, really effing big. What do you want? A tollbooth that says "welcome to an even emptier vacuum"?


Hopefully Voyager doesn't have to come back and get a shiatload of dimes.
 
2013-09-12 05:54:57 PM  

Ambitwistor: It'll be back.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 569x358]


Better save some humpback too.
 
2013-09-12 05:59:14 PM  

lilbjorn: This story must hold the Fark record for most greenlights.


I think I've had at least two of them and was gunning for the rare triple repeat.  Alas, wasn't meant to be.
 
2013-09-12 06:02:29 PM  
This makes me so happy.
 
2013-09-12 06:40:33 PM  
Space... the final frontier. These are the voyages of the probe Voyager 1. Its continuing mission: to leave the solar system, to leave it again, to boldly leave it four, maybe five times more.
 
2013-09-12 06:51:27 PM  

worlddan: lilbjorn: This story must hold the Fark record for most greenlights.

Are you kidding? Miley gets more greenlights in one week.


But they're typically about different events: VMA incident, Two and Half Men performance, buzzing her head, etc, etc.  This is the same "Voyager 1 has left the solar system" story again and again.
 
2013-09-12 06:58:54 PM  

wxboy: Quantum Apostrophe: Look, the boundary can't be drawn at the resolution of a cubic foot when the solar system is ... well, really effing big. What do you want? A tollbooth that says "welcome to an even emptier vacuum"?

Hopefully Voyager doesn't have to come back and get a shiatload of dimes.


Rarely do I actually Laugh Out Loud at a comment I read on the internets.....this was one of those times.
 
2013-09-12 07:10:02 PM  
At last we meet again for the first time for the last time.
 
2013-09-12 07:12:26 PM  
We meet for the first time for the last time.

25.media.tumblr.com

/I see your Schwarz is as big as mine
 
2013-09-12 07:13:19 PM  

elchupacabra: At last we meet again for the first time for the last time.


*shakes angry internet fist*

I was looking for the pic!
 
2013-09-12 07:41:51 PM  

HawgWild: elchupacabra: At last we meet again for the first time for the last time.

*shakes angry internet fist*

I was looking for the pic!


I was too lazy (technically busy with a move, but since I  am posting on the Internet instead of packing....) to GIS.
 
2013-09-12 08:20:59 PM  

PsyLord: Ambitwistor: It'll be back.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 569x358]

Better save some humpback too.


Humpbacked...people?
 
2013-09-12 09:31:48 PM  
A probe set sail that day for a three hour tour.  A three hour tour.
 
2013-09-12 09:40:55 PM  
Don't let the solar wind hit you on the ass on your way out.
 
2013-09-12 09:42:51 PM  
fark YOU UNIVERSE! WE ARE IN YOU! THESE UP-JUMPED MONKEYS ARE IN YOUR FACE!

/sorry, I just had a bit more mead than I really should have had. It was mighty tasty though.
 
2013-09-12 09:56:55 PM  

TomMalory: PsyLord: Ambitwistor: It'll be back.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 569x358]

Better save some humpback too.

Humpbacked...people?


Whales, TomMalory, whales. About 45 to 50 feet long. About 40 tons each.
 
2013-09-12 10:34:06 PM  
Very disappointed in subbys today. One of the most significant events in the history of mankind has occurred and there's been no mention of it on FARK except in this thread. A man made object, Voyager I, has left the confines of our solar system! That's incredible! And FARK ignores it except for greenlighting this thread ....very disappointing
 
2013-09-12 10:35:48 PM  

Elegy: Alonjar: Ambitwistor: It'll be back.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 569x358]

Wouldnt it be messed up if it couldnt leave?  All of a sudden it just... stops moving.  Or warps back around in a loop, even though the instruments claim its going in a straight line.

That would be crazy.

/*Bubble* *bubble* *gurgle* bubble*

Or runs into a painted backdrop ala the intergalactic Truman show.


That would help explain a lot of things.
 
2013-09-12 10:54:07 PM  
Elegy:

Or runs into a painted backdrop ala the intergalactic Truman show.

Bonk!
 
2013-09-12 11:05:02 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Very disappointed in subbys today. One of the most significant events in the history of mankind has occurred and there's been no mention of it on FARK except in this thread. A man made object, Voyager I, has left the confines of our solar system! That's incredible! And FARK ignores it except for greenlighting this thread ....very disappointing


Tried submitting it as breaking news with the live feed from NASA... but Mods was asleep I guess
 
2013-09-12 11:18:58 PM  
Apparently, I missed a lot and know nothing.  I'll just wait for V'ger to come back with all the information its collected
 
2013-09-13 12:28:06 AM  
Voyager I:  Oh shiat, I think I left the faucet on.
 
2013-09-13 01:01:05 AM  

MrHappyRotter: Very disappointed in subbys today. One of the most significant events in the history of mankind has occurred and there's been no mention of it on FARK except in this thread. A man made object, Voyager I, has left the confines of our solar system! That's incredible! And FARK ignores it except for greenlighting this thread ....very disappointing


There's a good AMA with the actual scientists involved with the project on reddit. Need I say more?
 
2013-09-13 02:03:00 AM  
Call me when it gets passed the Oort Cloud. Oh, wait, that's in another 14,000 years. Heck, it'll be another 300 or so just to reach anywhere near those bodies and barely orbiting bodies...

Our system is a dang sight larger than most folks think. Passing the heliosphere IS a neat accomplishment, and will allow us to study and understand a great deal, but let's not think that Voyager is anywhere near the border of our system's influence. That is a long ass time away still. I do hope that we lap that wee bastiche one day, because that would be cool as Hells...
 
2013-09-13 02:06:34 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
/Disapproves
 
2013-09-13 03:42:25 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Look, the boundary can't be drawn at the resolution of a cubic foot when the solar system is ... well, really effing big. What do you want? A tollbooth that says "welcome to an even emptier vacuum"?


Hopefully a 3D printer of some sort, that can recreate a model of the planet Earth so lil Voyager doesn't feel homesick.
 
2013-09-13 06:11:35 AM  

Alonjar: Ambitwistor: It'll be back.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 569x358]

Wouldnt it be messed up if it couldnt leave?  All of a sudden it just... stops moving.  Or warps back around in a loop, even though the instruments claim its going in a straight line.

That would be crazy.

/*Bubble* *bubble* *gurgle* bubble*


The Man in Black fled across the desert and the Gunslinger followed.
 
2013-09-13 06:36:32 AM  

Ishkur: Quantum Apostrophe: Look, the boundary can't be drawn at the resolution of a cubic foot when the solar system is ... well, really effing big. What do you want? A tollbooth that says "welcome to an even emptier vacuum"?

Hopefully a 3D printer of some sort, that can recreate a model of the planet Earth so lil Voyager doesn't feel homesick.


You've been into Theo's mead again, haven't you?
 
2013-09-13 08:21:10 AM  
lilbjorn

This story must hold the Fark record for most greenlights.

Not even close
www.upl.co
 
2013-09-13 02:43:32 PM  
Janeway has no idea where she is going.
 
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