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(Sci Tech Daily)   Come for the Voyager mission, still going after 45 years, stay for the high-rez picture of Uranus   (scitechdaily.com) divider line
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2022-08-19 9:00:12 PM  
I was told those pictures would stay private.
 
2022-08-19 9:32:02 PM  
It's going to be a sad day when we lose contact with those probes.
 
2022-08-19 9:51:23 PM  
It's remarkable.
 
2022-08-19 10:01:48 PM  
45 years and only one gold record.
 
2022-08-19 10:03:19 PM  
BBC has a 45 minute episode of The Planets about Neptune and Uranus with a lot of rarely seen images.
 
2022-08-20 12:09:53 AM  
I've been going longer
 
2022-08-20 12:54:06 AM  
NANOWAR OF STEEL - Uranus feat. Michael Starr (Steel Panther) | Napalm Records
Youtube OSWszdSHkyE
 
2022-08-20 1:00:26 AM  

bluorangefyre: It's going to be a sad day when we lose contact with those probes.


I was 13 years old and a rabid NASA fan when Voyager launched. I remember staying up late to watch Armstrong and Aldrin bounce around on the moon. Our local weather report used to tell you where you could see Skylab.

JPL has worked miracles with Voyager; it's like someone firing up an old ENIAC and turning it into a smart phone.

These articles never mention, though, that Voyager has lasted this long because it's powered by a plutonium battery. A little tidbit NASA forgot to mention until it was past Mars.
 
2022-08-20 1:06:43 AM  

Mentat: I was told those pictures would stay private.


You should be proud. It was so remarkable that they decided to write an entire article about it.
 
2022-08-20 1:23:43 AM  
Even after all this time, it still can't tell why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
 
2022-08-20 1:37:25 AM  
The price of parts is probably so cheap by now, we should just be launching Voyager probes every day, in a different direction away from the Earth. And heck, if we sent a line of them every-so-often in one direction, we could probably add some hardware that boosts their signal strength. They could do flybys of various meteor showers, and if all goes well they'd act as Starfleet buoys in the 23rd century.
 
2022-08-20 1:37:32 AM  
Forty-five years?!  Janeway should have abandoned the Ocampa.
 
2022-08-20 1:55:02 AM  
V'ger seeks to touch the creator
 
2022-08-20 1:57:36 AM  
Uranus is full of methane
 
2022-08-20 2:04:59 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: The price of parts is probably so cheap by now, we should just be launching Voyager probes every day, in a different direction away from the Earth. And heck, if we sent a line of them every-so-often in one direction, we could probably add some hardware that boosts their signal strength. They could do flybys of various meteor showers, and if all goes well they'd act as Starfleet buoys in the 23rd century.


Yeah well, you throw enough plutonium batteries into space on rockets and sooner or later the odds are going to catch up with you.
 
2022-08-20 2:06:36 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: The price of parts is probably so cheap by now, we should just be launching Voyager probes every day, in a different direction away from the Earth. And heck, if we sent a line of them every-so-often in one direction, we could probably add some hardware that boosts their signal strength. They could do flybys of various meteor showers, and if all goes well they'd act as Starfleet buoys in the 23rd century.


Do you want Tuvix? Because this is how you get Tuvix.
 
2022-08-20 2:31:50 AM  
So that's what it looks like !
 
2022-08-20 2:52:36 AM  
Great documentary. Even better channel.


NASA's Voyager Mission: Remastered [4K]
Youtube M62kajY-ln0
 
2022-08-20 4:37:02 AM  
I know it's silly, and I'm careful who I say it to, but I genuinely hope we get treatments for aging. I really want to be there for the 1000th anniversary.
 
2022-08-20 5:34:52 AM  

KB202: I know it's silly, and I'm careful who I say it to, but I genuinely hope we get treatments for aging. I really want to be there for the 1000th anniversary.


Should be rolling off the assembly line about six months after your funeral.
 
2022-08-20 8:27:49 AM  

bluorangefyre: It's going to be a sad day when we lose contact with those probes.


Going to be a sadder day when they come back.
 
2022-08-20 8:52:29 AM  

Sensei Can You See: bluorangefyre: It's going to be a sad day when we lose contact with those probes.

I was 13 years old and a rabid NASA fan when Voyager launched. I remember staying up late to watch Armstrong and Aldrin bounce around on the moon. Our local weather report used to tell you where you could see Skylab.

JPL has worked miracles with Voyager; it's like someone firing up an old ENIAC and turning it into a smart phone.

These articles never mention, though, that Voyager has lasted this long because it's powered by a plutonium battery. A little tidbit NASA forgot to mention until it was past Mars.


FTFA:

"Each Voyager is powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generatorcontaining plutonium, which gives off heat that is converted to electricity"
 
2022-08-20 11:07:16 AM  

KB202: I know it's silly, and I'm careful who I say it to, but I genuinely hope we get treatments for aging. I really want to be there for the 1000th anniversary.


Found Keef's Fark handle!
 
2022-08-20 12:40:31 PM  
Wouldn't it just freak out everyone, if at the point we have final contact, 1 year later we start getting its signal if it approaching Earth from the opposite direction.
Prove once and for all the universe is just an Atari video game screen; move off the screen on the lest, reappear on the right.
 
2022-08-20 1:25:42 PM  

bluorangefyre: It's going to be a sad day when we lose contact with those probes.


I believe we did lose contact with one, then they later were able to reestablish communication.  At least I remember reading that somewhere.  I also think they're mostly shut down, with some periodic check to make sure they're where we think they are.
 
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