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Old 12-07-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I find this sentence to be very telling as to where Earth is located in our universe....... "Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space. Data obtained from Voyager over the last year reveal this new region to be a kind of cosmic purgatory. "Voyager tells us now that we're in a stagnation region in the outermost layer of the bubble around our solar system......"

NASA - NASA's Voyager Hits New Region at Solar System Edge

I take this to mean that our region of space is a stagnate backwater that is unlike the space outside of this "bubble" we live in!!

Once said it makes me wonder that even if mankind starts to travel space will we be prepared for the space outside of our stagnate safe bubble!
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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Depending on the type of travel that will be invented it might be a moot point...

Advance to Andromeda don't bother stopping within our bubble
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I read NASA sent a command to Voyager when it was only 9 billion miles away, and just got a confirmation. Just amazing.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 and 2 are in good health.
That's just beyond astonishing. That scientists came up with a device that has returned far in excess of anything it was designed to do is just beyond comprehension... at least for me. And to think, I recall standing with my grade school buddy in his backyard watching Sputnik blip by. We were in the 5th grade... or somewhere thereabouts.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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That's just beyond astonishing. That scientists came up with a device that has returned far in excess of anything it was designed to do is just beyond comprehension... at least for me. And to think, I recall standing with my grade school buddy in his backyard watching Sputnik blip by. We were in the 5th grade... or somewhere thereabouts.
And yet we can't get my toaster to last 3 years - WTF!
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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And yet we can't get my toaster to last 3 years - WTF!
America built the Voyager space craft in the 1970's when we still made stuff ourselves.

I doubt if a "made in china" Voyager would still be operating today!
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Little late>>>>>

http://www.city-data.com/forum/scien...fter-more.html
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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America built the Voyager space craft in the 1970's when we still made stuff ourselves.

I doubt if a "made in china" Voyager would still be operating today!
Spot on ..... as these free trade bozo's would have the chinese make our powerful aircraft carriers if they could.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:51 AM
 
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Lots of good info on your posted link there PITTS!

By the way did they ever figure out about the unknown anomoly that was ''controlling'' the Voyagers as they were approaching the edge of the heliosphere ?
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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I take this to mean that our region of space is a stagnate backwater that is unlike the space outside of this "bubble" we live in!!
Then we would be the 'pond scum' of the universe
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