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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.
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)
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.