Voyager probe 'leaves Solar System'

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    And in 1492 there were 5 family members and an insurance adjuster to see Columbus off at the docks. Meanwhile there was a sell-out crowd for that afternoon's heretic burning doubleheader. Lacking imagination is not a new phenomenon.

    Excellent picture!
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    Lloyd's?
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    Goodbye V-GER
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    It will keep going until it runs into Captain Kirk, Spock and the Starship Enterprise.
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    We should radio an upload of new images to the gold disc to reassure whoever might find it that the rest of the universe is no longer in danger from us. My suggestions:

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    And lest we forget:

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    Very cool!
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    Don't worry, it will be back.
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    Elvis died three weeks before Voyager 1 was launched. John Lennon was alive. So was John Wayne. Jimmy Carter was in the White House.

    Joe Montana and Earl Campbell were the kings of college football. Roger Staubach was winding down his career with the Dallas Cowboys and Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett was starting his. Bob Griese was still quarterbacking the Dolphins and the Bucs were coming off their 0-14 inaugural season.

    Nobody knew who Cal Ripkin was yet because he was still playing for Aberdeen High School in Maryland. Reggie Jackson would earn the nickname "Mr. October" later that fall.

    Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were playing college hoops, their legendary meeting still nearly two years in the future.

    Steve Spurrier had just been released by the Denver Broncos in his last bid for a job playing in the NFL. Less than two weeks after Voyager 1 was launched, freshman quarterback Cris Collinsworth launched a 99 yard touchdown pass to Derrick Gaffney in the Gators' season opener against Rice. Danny Wuerffel was 3 years old and Tim Tebow wouldn't be born for another decade.

    The #1 song on the Billboard chart was "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb. For Andy's older brothers, "Saturday Night Fever" was just around the corner.

    In my own corner of the world, I was starting my senior year of high school. The Jupiter and Saturn encounters came while I was in college. Voyager 2 passed Uranus three years after I graduated college, and then Neptune just about the time my only child was conceived. She is now 23 years old, having grown up in a world largely bereft of the occasional wonders that still seemed to pepper life back then.
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    Did anyone else notice from the article that the transmitter on Voyager is only 20 watts?

    Amazing that we can pickup and decipher that data from so far away.
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    I pity any man who works at JPL who doesn't listen to his wife's every loaded question.
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    Does this thing still take pictures? No pictures of the Oort Cloud?
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    Let it go.

    If our solar system isn't good enough for it then it can go to hell.

    I'm tired of the complaining.

    Good riddance.
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    It's incredible to me that this machine has worked for almost 40 years.
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    Lol...

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