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Humanity escapes the solar system: Voyager 1 signals that it has reached the edge of interstellar sp

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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:42 AM
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You don't even know me - how do you know I am not already feeding the homeless? Do you know anything about me? No you don't and why because you have not even attempted to communicate with me.

Please don't tell me I am negative - that is only your perception. I do not tell you what to do or think. I am a member of this website just like you and entitled to my point of view.

You can think what you like and you have your freedom - please do not poison my freedom - all I have done is communicate my thoughts just like you.

Much Peace...




posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:02 AM
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Maybe they are new at space exploration, and only have achieve stellar travel in the last 200 years, Earth time. And really there is nothing to play with on Europa, plus being ice and all.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:12 AM
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Notice nothing about this on the mainstream media. Stay in your bubble. The thought of space exploration and leaving this planet must remain "crazy".



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:26 AM
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cool, wonder what the aliens think of this piece of 70's technology



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:29 AM
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Originally posted by athousandlives
cool, wonder what the aliens think of this piece of 70's technology


I just imagined some green alien finding this thing crash on it's planet building a microwave out of it.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:38 AM
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Originally posted by duhPUNX
Is this how aliens learn about us and destroy us? That'd be pretty brutal.

Guess you heard Steven Hawking's thoughts on the Discovery series, that is if they were his real, unsolicited thoughts on the subject (I am always suspicious about what happens between concept and final production once the business unit makes its input).
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking

Still, if a great brain like Steven Hawking says something, it is probably worth at least considering. He warns about the threat that reaching out to extraterrestrials poses. He said (more or less) we should probably avoid contact as it might lead to an alien invasion. Of course this also kind of implies he believes there is alien life. That part is not difficult to accept and is probably a dead cert in this vast universe.

I hope Earth will not eventually regret loading the Voyager Golden Record aboard.

It includes enough information about Earth and especially human life, DNA etc, that would be rather useful to any unfriendly alien nation. If we are lucky, it will be recovered by some extraterrestrial hip-hopper who will only use it for some innovative scratching.

Oh, and while i remember - the aliens might be planning to destroy or conquer us, but we on Earth it seems, were concerned about upsetting the morality of the aliens who may intercept the Golden Record. The original version was to include nude images of man and woman on the record, but objections to the nude line drawings that had been used on the plaques of Pioneer's 1 ans 2 had already been received, so the nude images were banned from Voyager's Golden Record. Instead they only allowed silhouettes. Are we not a noble race?

The Pioneer plaque - Close you eyes if this offends you


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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:55 AM
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I didnt believe this could happen, but now...well, possibilities are open. lol.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 08:07 AM
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It's the first piece of technology to make it that far...so thumbs up.

Maybe it will enter a wormhole and flip back to Earth, so we should watch out for it in say 35 years? LOL
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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 08:21 AM
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Originally posted by woogleuk
I didn't read the Daily Fail article as I try to avoid it, but this has been posted before.

The probes aren't in interstellar space yet, scientists just think they are close because of the sharp rise in particles from stars that have gone supernova. They don't know when the probes will hit interstellar space, just that they are getting closer.

Here is a better article from a far better source:

Particles point way for Nasa's Voyager

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Here are existing threads on the subject:

Voyager I Leaving our Solar System (moved from ATSNN)

Voyager 1 reaches the edges of the solar system
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well if you read the article you'd have seen that it said exactly that...and we wouldnt have needed an "oh look how smart i am" comment from you



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 08:45 AM
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Originally posted by Amanda5
 

When the craft was made - by your reasoning is illogical to me. Whether it was made yesterday or today is not the point - my point is - the craft does not represent anything more than a manmade piece of metal.

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I am talking about a manmade craft that has no real purpose.

It's largely made of metal yes, it's not just a piece of metal anymore than the pyramids are just a bunch of rock. This is the manmade object that has reached furthest away from Earth after sending back loads of interesting and useful images and data about our solar system as well as housing a greeting to anyone out there who stumbles upon it, that to me is impressive, fine if you disagree but come on - has no purpose, really?



How do you know that Intergalactic Sentient Life does not view the manmade craft as a piece of junk/bacteria/threat/dangerous item/waste and is steering well clear of it.

Ok yeah, same as how we may be cautious if we found an alien object. I take that point although I hope the aliens would be intrigued enough to examine it closer.



On the other hand how do we know that it is not going to drift for all time as a stark reminder that humans could propel a piece of metal into space but could not expand their own intellect to include caring for their own kind.

Almost all the people I know are happy to care for their own kind, maybe I just have good friends.
I think it's wrong to say that the whole of humanity is bad because of the issues we face, yes we need to sort out world hunger and yes we need to stop fighting and I really hope we will do as soon as possible.

The achievements of V1 are still remarkable though.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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I don't know if anyones mentioned this, but what about the stories of the Russian Cosmonauts who's missions went wrong and they supposedly drifted off into space, there were 3 I think.

They'd have passed out the solar system long ago wouldn't they?

Another space-tastic first for Russia.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by iLLest
Wow, that's seriously amazing. You know what bugs me....We can achieve so much, but us as Humans, we are so corrupt in our own ways, like is seriously saddens me. Like look, we sent a probe that is now 11,100,000,000 miles away, but as a race we are so greedy and corrupt and cruel, I wish we could all just do good. We can achieve such greatness if we all put all this crap aside and realize we all are Humans and we all live on the same planet, just something I thought. Its like I'm happy but disappointed at the same time.



I was thinking the same thing...and started to write about it...how the greatest achievement for humanity would be to end our wars and try to help one another and accept each other...then I deleted it because it is the most simple, yet hardest thing to accomplish for 1 million reasons, and it's only words. Yet when I see someone who expresses what I feel, I'm inspired all over again. I think this is a great accomplishment for man to be able to travel out of our solar system to far away places, but we are not seeing "the forest for the trees" in our own backyards! If we are trying to learn how to leave our planet someday, then I ask why we treat the injury first instead of the cause? Bittersweet.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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It wasn't a "look how smart" comment I made, I simply pointed to a better source and pointed out there was existing threads. Please refrain from insulting other members as it is not tolerated on ATS.

I refer you to the following for your guidance on the matter to help better your experience:

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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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Simply PROVE this is true. Show me some pics, Mr NASA. You nor I nor any one else can say with out doubt this is really taking place. YOU CAN"T. So yea. I'm a naysayer. ZILLIONS of our tax dollars wasted away in space keeping us looking up like bad tourist's in New York City. And those tourist's soon learn, looking up, got your wallet stole by the pick-pockets. Pretty much the same as NASA.

OHH but wait, we can grow bean sprouts in zero gravity, thank goodness for that.
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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by openyourmind1262
reply to post by eriktheawful
 

Simply PROVE this is true. Show me some pics, Mr NASA. You nor I nor any one else can say with out doubt this is really taking place. YOU CAN"T. So yea. I'm a naysayer. ZILLIONS of our tax dollars wasted away in space keeping us looking up like bad tourist's in New York City. And those tourist's soon learn, looking up, got your wallet stole by the pick-pockets. Pretty much the same as NASA.

OHH but wait, we can grow bean sprouts in zero gravity, thank goodness for that.


Hi there, can I politely ask what point you are making?
Is it that you don't think that our space exploration so far has been worth the cost? or is fake?

I don't see why you wouldn't believe that V1 is where they say it is, yet your first sentence implies this, this is one thing I cannot imagine the point in lying about. Do you believe that V1 was launched at all? or that its photos are fake?

The NYC analogy seems flawed.
Looking up at space in wonder is as old as humanity (I guess), why would we NOT want to send stuff / ourselves up there?

I don't mean to come off as offensive I just really am curious as to what your issue with this story is.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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The things picked up a lot of their speed from sling-shotting around planets.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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The outside views are because we're taking pictures of other galaxy's that are similar. It's probably Andromeda.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by SloAnPainful
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The moon landing has some things that would give it off as a hoax (fyi I believe the moon landing was real) to the normal disbeliever. However this is actually real. We got photos or Jupiter and it's moons, same with Saturn and other planets. With V1 it gave us it's own proof.


-SAP-


See thats what I think is so amusing when it coms to humans. "Proof" lolol were you there did any of you see it happen live? For all you know it was done in hollywood you have no solid proof it was real. But you tske there word for it. Pictures, videos lololol you don't know if those are real. With all the deception and evil people claim the gov does its funny how humans love to pick and choose. When it benefits or boost mans ego they love and trust there gov but when things doen't go there way they blame the gov and labe it as lies,indoctrination etc etc So wishy washy..I'm not saying this to be a troll but saying this to give you some food for thought. For example I can tell you I'm in australia on my laptop at a beach and post a link to an image I claim is me as "Proof" and that would be the same amount as proof you have as those suposed picture of those planets.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Isnt it just as remarkable that this object even got to leave our planet ? Just the fact that it escaped the gravity of earth to move away from our planet in the first place is a ( no pun intended) stellar achievement. Now we moved into the vast reaches of space where ( tee hee) no man has gone before. ( I got a millions of em folks, a million of em.)



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by InTheLight
reply to post by athousandlives
 


It's the first piece of technology to make it that far...so thumbs up.

Maybe it will enter a wormhole and flip back to Earth, so we should watch out for it in say 35 years? LOL
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or ...
if it is the right wormhole, perhaps it will be back here before it left.
Now how would that work out? Maybe it is responsible for many of those UFO sightings ... getting confused by NASA control signals, or it own information coming back from itself ...

lol




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