Voyager 2 spaceprobe may be on the verge of interstellar space


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/08/voyager-2-spaceprobe-may-be-on.html


#2

Has it got the SOS message to the Rebel Alliance?


#3

Let’s all just hope that our universe is the universe of unbearded Spock.


#4

This is the kind of straight science, big picture story I need right now. Thank you.


#5

Bless those brave li’l toasters…


#6

After watching the Star Trek Continues episode Fairest of them all, I think even Bearded-Spock would be superior to our current situation of No-Spock.


#7

I’m more worried about Voyager 6


#8

Are you sure?


#9

This never ceases to amaze me.


#10

Voyager 2 taken care of.


#11

That’s actually Pioneer 10 or 11, complete with the Pioneer Plaque.


#12

Mea culpa, I need to go further… and beyond!


#13

It must be 11, because 10 still has to be around to watch football in another 15,500 years.


#14

Is this where we bang into the edge the marble


#15

Interstellar space, hm.
So, it’s somewhere that is between one star and another.

Does it have to be collinear to qualify?


#16

Nonsense. It will simply fall off the edge of the disk and end up damaging one of the trebuchets that are used to lob fake comets across the so-called ‘Solar System’. LOOK IT UP SHEEPLE!!!111!1 Yeesh.


#17

You’d think that the heliosphere would be spherical with the sun at the center but nnnNNNNOOOOoooo!!! Who’s in charge of these things?


#18

Where’s the meme about sending aliens unsolicited dick pics via the Golden Record?


#19

As amazing as the longevity of these crafts is, I’m also in awe to see Ed Stone’s name in the quote. I remember seeing him talking about the Voyagers back in the 1980s, and he’s probably been there since they launched in the late '70s! Imagine spending one’s entire career on a project like this…


#20

The last guy* stupid enough to take on the job quit about 11 billion years ago.

*“Guy” used in the interuniveral form meaning self-aware entity, that is.