Retrieved by Pat Darnell | June 30, 2012 | Bryan TX
LINK] Voyager is now entering space beyond our solar system ... an inevitable but historic conclusion - that humanity's first emissary to interstellar space is on the edge of our solar system ...
NewsDaily: Voyager space probe reaches edge of solar system: "Voyager 1, along with its sister spacecraft Voyager 2, was launched in 1977 and is now about 18 billion kilometers from the Sun. It is moving at a speed of about 17 km per second and it currently takes 16 hours and 38 minutes for data to reach NASA's network on Earth. Voyager 2 is about 15 billion kilometers from the Sun. ... "
Between them, the probes have explored all the giant planets of the solar system; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, as well as 48 of their moons."
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They both carry a greeting for any extraterrestrial life they may bump into, a phonograph record and 12-inch gold-plated copper disk with sounds and images of life and culture on Earth selected by a group chaired by the famous space scientist Carl Sagan. ... "
The plutonium power sources on the Voyager probes are designed to last until 2025. When they die, the probes will keep hurtling through space towards other stars in the Milky Way but they will no longer transmit data back to Earth. (Chris Wickham. 2012/06/15.LONDON, Reuters. Editing by Rosalind Russell) ... "
‘A billion years from now, when everything on Earth we’ve ever made has crumbled into dust, when the continents have changed beyond recognition and our species is unimaginably altered or extinct, the Voyager record will speak for us.’