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Voyager 1 reaches the edges of the solar system

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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 09:47 PM

Originally posted by grey580

You know. And I wonder about that onboard message. will anyone actually be able to listen to the sounds on that thing?
we should of sent a record player to play the freaking disc.

If I remember correctly, there was a record player of sort included with the ship, along with iconic instructions on how to play the disk.

Originally posted by all answers exist

Q: anyone have any idea how long we have been broadcasting radio signals, curious as to which would be more likely to make contact, the voyager or radio broadcasts and which would do it first (unless there is a broadcast range which I'm sure there is)

According to Carl Sagan, the world's first large-scale radio broadcast was Hitler's address at the opening of the Berlin Olympics in that's the first message other civilizations would receive from earth. Not exactly our best spokesman...

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 01:37 AM
reply to post by grey580

They will hear bach and go what is this sill sound were hearing. And yes I do hope it does catch some stuff out there. If its pertinant we wont know about it for 20 years!

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 01:38 AM
reply to post by avocadoshag

And yes we should have sent a record player! Although they probably wouldnt know what it was.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 02:09 AM
reply to post by Johniie

We can look at this from the perspective of amateur intelligent species encountering an artifact of another species, or an experienced species. The experienced species would likely have already encountered a number of different "we are here" methods of contact, and almost immediately recognize our methods of organizing data, communicating, and how we perceive the world. An amateur species, on the other hand, would likely take great care to analyze everything (just as we would), and begin to decipher our mathematics and instructions.

We got about as basic as you can get on those things. So long as we are dealing with critters that place an importance on symbols and glyphs (we can only anticipate another advanced species to have developed a written or other physical form of documentation and recognize our scribblings as such). If we aren't - then we're probably dealing with a form of intelligence so far removed from our own that neither would regard the other as being alive, much less intelligent.

The somewhat comical thing about all of this, however, is that we could recover our own little creation well before it is likely to come into contact with any other species.

It is still a very noteworthy event.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 04:52 AM
This achievement, IMO, is #1A in our space achivements of all time, right there with landing on the Moon. Now when we say that we are an "interstellar" species, that isn't a lie, or an exaggeration. It's the truth. While I'm a bit skeptical on a "prime directive" situation, I think we'll have much to be proud of even if the millions of different species out there don't notice our hunk of metal in the cold of space.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 01:53 PM
Thanks Avacodoshag, its unbelievable how much influence Hilter has had on our history

^^ and that's absolutely correct, who was it that said the ETs couldn't make connect until we could travel out of our own solar system (Alex C.??)...did he mean mechanically or phsyically??? lol

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 02:44 PM
reply to post by all answers exist

the nazis where way ahead of the allies in the war, we just had alot more soldiers. people forget that the british army is made up of soldiers from all over the world and come the end of the war america got involved too and russia had played its part for some time
. i think the battles in north africa can sum it all up as rommel may have lost to montgomerie but if he had even half the tanks of the allies then it could have been a completely different story.

the strange thing is that we won the war with a military stratagy of churchills (d-day landing) that went terribly wrong when he tried it in ww1, resulting in many deaths.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 04:46 PM
Apparently Voyager 1 isn't the first to leave the solar system...this is from Wikipedia:

As of 2008, the Voyager spacecraft became the third and fourth human artifacts to escape entirely from the solar system. Pioneers 10 and 11, which were launched in 1972 and 1973 and preceded Voyager in outstripping the gravitational attraction of the Sun, both carried small metal plaques identifying their time and place of origin for the benefit of any other spacefarers that might find them in the distant future.

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