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Voyager exits the Sol System – next human encounter in hundred of years with the Enterprise? December 14, 2010

Posted by showmescifi in ShowMeSciFi.com.
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After 33 years, Voyager 1 is still ticking and sending back data to Earth.

Astounding.

Even more amazing is that after all that time, Voyager is just now about to officially leave our solar system and enter into interstellar space.

“The solar wind has turned the corner,” said Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist based at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif in a statement. “Voyager 1 is getting close to interstellar space.”

That’s right..in SciFi humans can travel in between planets with ease, but the reality is that nothing from Earth has actually left the solar system yet, even after over 30 years of at a speed of about 17 kilometers per second (38,000 mph).

 

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