A milestone, two weeks ago.

Don’t know how I missed this one.

Voyager 1, on 15 August 2006 at about a quarter after five in the afternoon (Eastern time), crossed the 100 AU threshhold. Some time within the next 10 years, it should leave the Sun’s influence and enter truly interstellar space. And it’s still operating. It’s moving at about a million miles a day. It’s been in flight for almost 30 years. And it’s only about 13.9 light-hours away. Space, as Douglas Adams put it, is big. Really big.



2 comments so far

  1. avon_deer on

    And it’s still operating.

    I take it Microsoft had nothing to do with its OS then.

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