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2020-09-19 5:49:31 AM  
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/it's now another 27 light-minutes away, so you could squeeze in an episode of The Clone Wars or something while you're at it
 
2020-09-19 6:38:05 AM  
Yes, yes it is, because an object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force, and right now, Voyager 1 is looking at a LOT of the Long Dark.
 
2020-09-19 7:11:58 AM  
Does it know it's already in the Alpha quadrant?
 
2020-09-19 7:39:47 AM  
I'm envious. Fare thee well.
 
2020-09-19 7:41:11 AM  

I Ate Shergar: [imgs.xkcd.com image 578x240]
/it's now another 27 light-minutes away, so you could squeeze in an episode of The Clone Wars or something while you're at it


Well, in that case, make it episode 5, "Rookies".    Hevy always did hate that place.
 
2020-09-19 7:53:31 AM  
Has it become V'Ger yet?
 
2020-09-19 8:01:09 AM  
f=ma, it is not just a good idea, it's the law.
 
2020-09-19 8:09:41 AM  
Hot Shots Part Deux-Keeps Going Scene
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2020-09-19 8:15:06 AM  
Christ! The Oort Cloud is still 300 years distant.

In about 40,000 years, Voyager 1 will drift within 1.6 light-years (9.3 trillion miles) of AC+79 3888, a star in the constellation of Camelopardalis. In some 296,000 years, Voyager 2 will pass 4.3 light-years from Sirius, the brightest star in the sky
 
2020-09-19 8:27:38 AM  

Bob Down: Does it know it's already in the Alpha quadrant?


Let me know when Seven Of Nine turns up.
 
2020-09-19 9:03:57 AM  

hubiestubert: Yes, yes it is, because an object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force, and right now, Voyager 1 is looking at a LOT of the Long Dark.


Apparently you are unaware of Space Friction.
 
2020-09-19 9:11:41 AM  
Linux has its pluses.
 
2020-09-19 9:16:26 AM  
Persis Khambatta RIP
 
2020-09-19 9:42:26 AM  
Don't worry, it'll be back.
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2020-09-19 10:11:02 AM  
Damn.  I remember when the news media was brimming with reports of both Voyager-serieslaunches.

/My lawn, etc
 
2020-09-19 10:13:53 AM  
The thought of moving through deep space and traveling at mind boggling speeds away from your only link to your origin which is slowly growing ever more tenuous with each passing year is awe inspiring until the moment you remember a short story you once read titled "The Jaunt".

/shudder
 
2020-09-19 10:53:17 AM  
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We could use some Sagan right now.
 
2020-09-19 10:55:51 AM  

Dimensio: hubiestubert: Yes, yes it is, because an object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force, and right now, Voyager 1 is looking at a LOT of the Long Dark.

Apparently you are unaware of Space Friction.


And you are apparently unaware of Newton's Second Law not to mention the conservation of momentum. This will let us calculate how long running into hydrogen atoms and the occasional micrometeorite will take to slow down V1 enough for the Sun's gravity will bring it back. Lets see, oh it is never as the gravity of other stars becomes more significant long before that time.
 
2020-09-19 10:56:36 AM  

hubiestubert: Yes, yes it is, because an object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force, and right now, Voyager 1 is looking at a LOT of the Long Dark.


Who knows though, maybe it will find a rogue object
 
2020-09-19 11:44:41 AM  

RanHakubi: Has it become V'Ger yet?


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2020-09-19 11:52:23 AM  
Wow.  Almost a light day away in a little over 40 years.

And some people think aliens from other star systems are visiting us.
 
2020-09-19 12:02:08 PM  

Dimensio: hubiestubert: Yes, yes it is, because an object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force, and right now, Voyager 1 is looking at a LOT of the Long Dark.

Apparently you are unaware of Space Friction.


There actually is friction, but it is just way to tiny to notice unless approaching lightspeed. Space is not a pure vacuum.
 
2020-09-19 12:19:12 PM  

Linux_Yes: Linux has its pluses.


WTF are you babbling on about now?
 
2020-09-19 12:28:06 PM  

RabidRythmDivas: Wow.  Almost a light day away in a little over 40 years.

And some people think aliens from other star systems are visiting us.


So edgy.

Transit time around the world in the sailing days of Magellan: 1082 days
Transit time around the world with modern powered craft (Operation Sandblast): 60 days

Tech changes. And right now, we haven't even yet figured out how to reconcile General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. And we don't have a clue about the real nature of gravity. Also: particle entanglement strongly implies spacial entanglement.

I'll withhold judgement and say "maybe."
 
2020-09-19 12:29:39 PM  

Harlee: Dimensio: hubiestubert: Yes, yes it is, because an object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force, and right now, Voyager 1 is looking at a LOT of the Long Dark.

Apparently you are unaware of Space Friction.

There actually is friction, but it is just way to tiny to notice unless approaching lightspeed. Space is not a pure vacuum.



What with all the dust and suchas, what must the voyager look like now?
 
2020-09-19 12:34:23 PM  

RolandTGunner: Don't worry, it'll be back.
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Article is about Voyager 1.  Why did you post a pic of Voyager 6?
 
2020-09-19 12:43:28 PM  

Harlee: Dimensio: hubiestubert: Yes, yes it is, because an object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force, and right now, Voyager 1 is looking at a LOT of the Long Dark.

Apparently you are unaware of Space Friction.

There actually is friction, but it is just way to tiny to notice unless approaching lightspeed. Space is not a pure vacuum.


Also:

https://www.sciencealert.com/physicis​t​s-have-detected-a-friction-like-force-​in-a-perfect-vacuum
 
2020-09-19 1:17:54 PM  

Harlee: Dimensio: hubiestubert: Yes, yes it is, because an object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force, and right now, Voyager 1 is looking at a LOT of the Long Dark.

Apparently you are unaware of Space Friction.

There actually is friction, but it is just way to tiny to notice unless approaching lightspeed. Space is not a pure vacuum.


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2020-09-19 1:23:46 PM  

scanman61: Linux_Yes: Linux has its pluses.

WTF are you babbling on about now?


This kind of makes me miss Droid_Yes. Back in those days, zealots were real zealous.

/Droid™ is a registered trademark of Verizon® Holdings Inc.
 
2020-09-19 1:49:41 PM  
It's on a road to eternity.
 
2020-09-19 2:32:34 PM  

Pop and Miracle Whip: The thought of moving through deep space and traveling at mind boggling speeds away from your only link to your origin which is slowly growing ever more tenuous with each passing year is awe inspiring until the moment you remember a short story you once read titled "The Jaunt".

/shudder


Takes longer than you think!
 
2020-09-19 2:34:38 PM  

Pop and Miracle Whip: The thought of moving through deep space and traveling at mind boggling speeds away from your only link to your origin which is slowly growing ever more tenuous with each passing year is awe inspiring until the moment you remember a short story you once read titled "The Jaunt".

/shudder


Also you should check out this book. It's...unsettling.

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2020-09-19 3:55:49 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Bob Down: Does it know it's already in the Alpha quadrant?

Let me know when Seven Of Nine turns up.


Did you watch Picard earlier this year? She apparently had some of her Borg implants removed.
 
2020-09-19 4:13:46 PM  

scanman61: Linux_Yes: Linux has its pluses.

WTF are you babbling on about now?


I think the two Voyagers left Saturn before Torvalds was born. Then again, it might have been possible to reprogram the system with a new OS, not that that had happened.
 
2020-09-19 4:26:10 PM  

dericwater: scanman61: Linux_Yes: Linux has its pluses.

WTF are you babbling on about now?

I think the two Voyagers left Saturn before Torvalds was born. Then again, it might have been possible to reprogram the system with a new OS, not that that had happened.


Thorvalds was born in 1969.  He was 8 when the Voyagers were launched.
 
2020-09-19 4:36:30 PM  

dittybopper: dericwater: scanman61: Linux_Yes: Linux has its pluses.

WTF are you babbling on about now?

I think the two Voyagers left Saturn before Torvalds was born. Then again, it might have been possible to reprogram the system with a new OS, not that that had happened.

Thorvalds was born in 1969.  He was 8 when the Voyagers were launched.


Wow. We're all gettin' old.
 
2020-09-19 5:26:39 PM  

cyberspacedout: Carter Pewterschmidt: Bob Down: Does it know it's already in the Alpha quadrant?

Let me know when Seven Of Nine turns up.

Did you watch Picard earlier this year? She apparently had some of her Borg implants removed.


Not "those" implants, surely?
 
2020-09-19 5:40:48 PM  

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We could use some Sagan right now.


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2020-09-19 6:22:13 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: cyberspacedout: Carter Pewterschmidt: Bob Down: Does it know it's already in the Alpha quadrant?

Let me know when Seven Of Nine turns up.

Did you watch Picard earlier this year? She apparently had some of her Borg implants removed.

Not "those" implants, surely?


Yeah, unfortunately. They were part of her costume on Voyager.
 
2020-09-19 6:38:52 PM  

dericwater: dittybopper: dericwater: scanman61: Linux_Yes: Linux has its pluses.

WTF are you babbling on about now?

I think the two Voyagers left Saturn before Torvalds was born. Then again, it might have been possible to reprogram the system with a new OS, not that that had happened.

Thorvalds was born in 1969.  He was 8 when the Voyagers were launched.

Wow. We're all gettin' old.


Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into Mom's uterus...
 
2020-09-19 6:55:08 PM  

cyberspacedout: Carter Pewterschmidt: cyberspacedout: Carter Pewterschmidt: Bob Down: Does it know it's already in the Alpha quadrant?

Let me know when Seven Of Nine turns up.

Did you watch Picard earlier this year? She apparently had some of her Borg implants removed.

Not "those" implants, surely?

Yeah, unfortunately. They were part of her costume on Voyager.


I think she still gave the costume plenty to work with...  Search for her and Dracula 2000 for example.
 
2020-09-19 7:58:17 PM  
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2020-09-20 9:32:05 AM  

Pop and Miracle Whip: The thought of moving through deep space and traveling at mind boggling speeds away from your only link to your origin which is slowly growing ever more tenuous with each passing year is awe inspiring until the moment you remember a short story you once read titled "The Jaunt".

/shudder


Longer than you think.
 
2020-09-20 8:36:24 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: cyberspacedout: Carter Pewterschmidt: cyberspacedout: Carter Pewterschmidt: Bob Down: Does it know it's already in the Alpha quadrant?

Let me know when Seven Of Nine turns up.

Did you watch Picard earlier this year? She apparently had some of her Borg implants removed.

Not "those" implants, surely?

Yeah, unfortunately. They were part of her costume on Voyager.

I think she still gave the costume plenty to work with...  Search for her and Dracula 2000 for example.


Oh yes, I'm familiar with Jeri Ryan's body of work.

Still, the costume designers went to great lengths, starting with TNG, to give their various characters a consistent looking body image. With the Blu-Ray transfers that were done a number of years ago, it became easier to see details in the uniforms that wouldn't have been as obvious on CRT televisions with analog signals back in the 80s and 90s. All the (human) women had underwire bras, if you looked closely. During the first two TNG seasons, when the men wore spandex, the muscle suits underneath were more obvious. Some of them even had fake nipples poking out - and I'm always amused by one scene toward the end of the episode "We'll Always Have Paris" where one of Data's nipples appears out of place by several inches.
 
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