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It is a space mission 33 years in the making: The Voyager 1 spacecraft will cross a boundary not yet crossed before. It will leave our solar system and enter interstellar space.
Launched in 1977, the unmanned ship is about 10.8 billion miles away from the sun, in an area of the solar system called the heliosheath. The heliosheath is the final area of the solar system where the sun's wind blows. Past that point, it's a whole new world.
Again, though, we're talking about NASA time. So the final miles the Voyager needs to cross before it reaches that whole new world will probably take f
Originally posted by grey580
Well there we go. 33 years to reach interstellar space.
the farthest man made object.
Originally posted by paradiselost333
I am floored that we are still getting a signal I mean do radio signals travel for infinity at the speed of light?
Originally posted by lewman
i have been reading a book on quantum theory and it claims that it is potentially possible to communicate through atoms using a binary system as every atom has a twin that will spin in the opposite way from its twin instantly, even if they are millions of light years apart.
reply to post by grey580
So the final miles the Voyager needs to cross before it reaches that whole new world will probably take