What do you think this will lead to?

What do you think this will lead to?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:09 am

Not exactly a low mileage spacecraft. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/nasa-c ... d=20235271
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Re: What do you think this will lead to?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:48 am

Voyager aka "V'ger" will be found by the inhabitants of the "Machine Planet". They recognize "V'ger" as a kindred spirit and they help rebuild it. In their image of course. In doing so they send Voyager back on its course. To learn all it can learn.

A few hundred years later "V'ger" is now no longer a little space probe but a PLANET eating mechanical monster that comes back to Earth looking for its creator.

That is how this is going to play out Sam..... That is what this will lead too. It has been fortold in film in 1979. DUH! :D
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Re: What do you think this will lead to?

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:58 am

Per the JPL"

"Eventually, the Voyagers will pass other stars. In about 40,000 years, Voyager 1 will drift within 1.6 light-years (9.3 trillion miles) of AC+79 3888, a star in the constellation of Camelopardalis which is heading toward the constellation Ophiuchus. In about 40,000 years, Voyager 2 will pass 1.7 light-years (9.7 trillion miles) from the star Ross 248 and in about 296,000 years, it will pass 4.3 light-years (25 trillion miles) from Sirius, the brightest star in the sky . The Voyagers are destined—perhaps eternally—to wander the Milky Way."


Putting this into perspective, Voyager 1 is presently about 12 billion miles from the sun, but in 40,000 years it will get within 9.3 trillion miles of another star. That means on its closest approach it will be roughly 800 times farther away from the star it will pass in 40K years than it is from our sun presently.
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