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NASA Gets Response From Spacecraft 13 Billion Miles Away

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branfont    218

After 37 years of inactivity, the NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 fired up its thrusters for the first time in nearly four decades all the way over in interstellar space.

 

This incredible – and unsuspected – triumph means Voyager 1 can once again communicate with Earth, from 13 billion miles away.

 

Voyager 1, NASA's farthest and fastest spacecraft, is the only human-made object in interstellar space, the environment between the stars.

 

Travelling at speeds of more than 35,000 mph, the Voyagers travel about 900,000 miles farther from Earth each day, a distance equal to roughly 36 times Earth’s circumference.

 

 

 

 

 

Full article @ UNILAD

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Jim K    13,746

That UNILAD article is horrible.

 

Voyager 1 hasn't "once again" been able to communicate with Earth ... it has been communicating with Earth for over 40 years.  The only significance in this is the firing of its backup thrusters which hadn't been used in 37 years.

 

This was already posted here, back in December ....

 

 

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PUC_Snakeman    295

Also, isn't this old news, from December 2017? Why wasn't that mentioned in the first post?

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