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Message 1176117 - Posted: 6 Dec 2011, 17:28:37 UTC

priced in Euros???

Nope. More likely to be Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denominations, or Quids.



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Message 1176206 - Posted: 7 Dec 2011, 4:32:50 UTC - in response to Message 1176057.

Super update again Lynn...In a way you almost feel that the Voyagers have
finally left us and gone on to stray out into the "Universe". They have finally
left us behind and gone on to, "Where no one has been before"

And to think that possibly one day, in a thousand years time, their found
wondering back to us again. Upon retrieval a post-it note is found attached
to them reading, "We think these are yours, found lost in space, returned
no charge and have a nice day".


Very good Nick, "Where no one has been before". Except for us, as far as i know.

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Message 1176251 - Posted: 7 Dec 2011, 11:11:16 UTC

"We think these are yours, found lost in space, returned no charge and have a nice day".


Remember V'Ger from Star Trek, hope Nasa keeps the codes ....

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Message 1178020 - Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 11:02:57 UTC - in response to Message 1165360.
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I believe that they are way beyond escape velocity for our solar system.
Even though they won't be coming back, it's a good few thousands of years a time before they drift past any other star systems.
A good question is whether the gold records attached to them might survive long enough to puzzle an ET discoverer...
Keep seaarchin',
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If the ET found the gold records, they are most likely will melt the gold to make spare parts or electronic components for their space ship and electronic system.

According to Exodus
25:1 And the Lord said to Moses, 25:2 Say to the children of Israel that they are to make me an offering; from every man who has the impulse in his heart take an offering for me. 25:3 And this is the offering you are to take from them: gold and silver and brass;

This is one of the point that support the Ancient Alien theory.

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Message 1178055 - Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 13:15:43 UTC - in response to Message 1178020.

I believe that they are way beyond escape velocity for our solar system.
Even though they won't be coming back, it's a good few thousands of years a time before they drift past any other star systems.
A good question is whether the gold records attached to them might survive long enough to puzzle an ET discoverer...
Keep seaarchin',
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If the ET found the gold records, they are most likely will melt the gold to make spare parts or electronic components for their space ship and electronic system.

According to Exodus
25:1 And the Lord said to Moses, 25:2 Say to the children of Israel that they are to make me an offering; from every man who has the impulse in his heart take an offering for me. 25:3 And this is the offering you are to take from them: gold and silver and brass;

This is one of the point that support the Ancient Alien theory.


You need to prove that the Bible is certifiably and scientifically accurate (which it has been proven to completely fail all scientific translations) in order for that to be a point for the Ancient Alien theory.

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Message 1187068 - Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 6:10:15 UTC - in response to Message 1178055.

NASA has switched off a heater on a part of the Voyager 1 probe, plunging the temperature of its one functioning instrument to below minus 110° Fahrenheit (minus 79°C) – well below the minimum temps of minus 31° Fahrenheit (minus 35° C) at which it was designed to operate.

Space boffins took the decision in order to conserve the probe's energy supply as it continues to venture beyond the edge of the solar system.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/20/nasa_shuts_off_voyager_central_heating/
NASA shuts off Voyager 1's central heating

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Message 1187102 - Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 10:16:30 UTC

The Bible is not a scientific book, but it the history of the Jewish people relationship with God, not an easy relationship.
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Message 1187124 - Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 12:51:00 UTC

In fact, this power performance is better than expected by pre-launch predictions, but NASA will continue to conserve power by turning off functions over the coming years.

NASA said it expects Voyagers 1 and 2 to be unable to power any single instrument by 2025. ®


Quite good really considering .....

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Message 1187211 - Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 18:58:30 UTC

Thanks for the update Lynn L. One wounders now if NASA had wished that they
had built in a greater power source at the time this craft was built.
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Message 1187560 - Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 0:38:17 UTC - in response to Message 1187211.

Thanks for the update Lynn L. One wounders now if NASA had wished that they
had built in a greater power source at the time this craft was built.



you're welcome, Nick. NASA, most likely would now think differently.

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Message 1187594 - Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 4:38:45 UTC - in response to Message 1187560.
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Thanks for the update Lynn L. One wounders now if NASA had wished that they
had built in a greater power source at the time this craft was built.



you're welcome, Nick. NASA, most likely would now think differently.



From the memory of an Old Fart,

IIRC, there was quite a bit of controversy over the planned RTG power plants. Putting a nuclear reactor, using U-238, on a rocket wasn't looked upon by the public as the best idea in the world at the time.

U-238 has a long half-life of almost ~4.5 billion years, so, the fear was that if anything went wrong during launch or until the craft reached escape velocity, there was a chance of a major environmental impact.

I believe NASA did well to get what they got.

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Message 1187605 - Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 5:45:10 UTC

AFAIK U-238 is not fissile, only fertile. Natural Uranium has a small percentage of U-235 (0.7 %) which enables it to be used in a reactor having heavy water as moderator, like in Canada's CANDU (Canada Deuterium Uranium).
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Message 1187615 - Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 7:30:03 UTC

The material in the modified SNAP-19's on Voyager is Pu238. Half life about 87 years. However the thermocouples are decaying faster.


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Message 1187671 - Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 14:39:14 UTC - in response to Message 1187615.

The material in the modified SNAP-19's on Voyager is Pu238. Half life about 87 years. However the thermocouples are decaying faster.




Thanks for the corrections!

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