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Originally posted by Krumm
It turns out, any pictures of our Milky Way Galaxy, is an artist's concept, all which illustrates the new view of the Milky Way. So, THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW. Our thoughts on what the Galaxy looks like, has been served to all of us, through media, science, books, etc, is JUST AN IDEA, of what the Milky Way is, what's in it, and what's all around us. It is all a lie, a fake, imagination, pretend.
en.wikipedia.org...:Milky_Way_2005.jpgedit on 15-6-2012 by Krumm because: (no reason given)
Radioisotope thermoelectric generators for the Voyager program.
Electrical power is supplied by three radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs). They are powered by plutonium-238 (distinct from the Pu-239 isotope used in nuclear weapons) and provided approximately 470 W at 30 volts DC when the spacecraft was launched. Plutonium-238 decays with a half-life of 87.74 years, so RTGs using Pu-238 will lose a factor of 1 - 0.5[1/87.74] = 0.78% of their power output per year.
In 2011, 34 years after launch, such an RTG would inherently produce 470 W × 2-(34/87.74) ≈ 359 W, about 76% of its initial power. Additionally, the thermocouples that convert heat into electricity also degrade, reducing available power below this calculated level.
By October 7, 2011 the power generated by Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 had dropped to 267.9 W and 269.2 W respectively, about 57% of the power at launch. The level of power output was better than pre-launch predictions based on a conservative thermocouple degradation model. As the electrical power decreases, spacecraft loads must be turned off, eliminating some capabilities.
Originally posted by paperface
Im sorry but I cant believe what I am reading in this thread....
people being close to tears...in tears crying over this "news".
Get a life! A craft we can not see is somewhere lost out there.So we are told that is.
Maybe it crashed years ago.
Originally posted by Amanda5
reply to post by eriktheawful
How do you know we are not pulluting? You are surmising just like the scientists? While I fully respect your point of view - it is conjecture and I still maintain my point of view - it is an unmanned piece of space craft? Who paid for it - the people who had their homes repossessed by the government supported banks?
When a man made space craft can represent a shared purpose - not just the purpose of those who made it and financed it - then I will be inspired. Look at my current avatar - I am drawn to it because it s an organic and beautiful work of art. When I look at my current avatar and imagine a photograph of a man made space craft superimposed - it is no longer completely beautiful to me.
When a man made space craft can travel through time and offer itself as a symbol of all that is right and peaceful from Earth - then I can be truly awestruck by its mere presence and totally mind blown by what it represents.
Until then - your opinion can garner all the stars from all the posters on the site - I have all the stars I need - just exactly where they need to be - all around me all through the Universe.