35 years later, Voyager 1 is heading ...

35 years later, Voyager 1 is heading for the stars

There are 15 comments on the Tri-cityherald.com story from Sep 4, 2012, titled 35 years later, Voyager 1 is heading for the stars. In it, Tri-cityherald.com reports that:

This artists rendering provided by NASA shows the Voyager spacecraft. Launched in 1977, the twin spacecraft are exploring the edge of the solar system.

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1 Sep 4, 2012
This is so cool.
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN

Blacklick, OH

#2 Sep 4, 2012
This is so not cool! Voyager 1 and 2 carry precise maps showing exactly where Earth is! If ET is traveling in interstellar space and finds a Voyager what's to stop him from visiting Earth and eating our brains? NASA eggsheads are going to get us all killed!
Kiosk

Afton, OK

#3 Sep 4, 2012
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN wrote:
This is so not cool! Voyager 1 and 2 carry precise maps showing exactly where Earth is! If ET is traveling in interstellar space and finds a Voyager what's to stop him from visiting Earth and eating our brains? NASA eggsheads are going to get us all killed!
You don't think the radio signals being transmitted into space for the last several decades can lead them back to us ?? They don't need a map.
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN

Blacklick, OH

#4 Sep 4, 2012
Kiosk wrote:
<quoted text>You don't think the radio signals being transmitted into space for the last several decades can lead them back to us ?? They don't need a map.
So long as we keep beaming Slim Whitman into space we may be safe. But a map? Geez Louise! Are we going to roll out a red carpet when ET comes asking "Got brains?"?
Kiosk

Afton, OK

#5 Sep 4, 2012
It's a little late to worry about it......
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN

Blacklick, OH

#6 Sep 5, 2012
Kiosk wrote:
It's a little late to worry about it......
A great epitaph for humanity thanks to a NASA "HEY! WATCH THIS!" moment!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#7 Sep 5, 2012
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN wrote:
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So long as we keep beaming Slim Whitman into space we may be safe. But a map? Geez Louise! Are we going to roll out a red carpet when ET comes asking "Got brains?"?
Paranoid delusions. Let's look at this scientifically, even discarding that the point you responded to was correct, since radio waves travel much faster and further than the Voyagers will make it ... with power.

We are the only species we know of capable of space flight, and it's not that advanced. The amount of time it takes for a species like us to evolve on a world we know is at least several hundred million years, close to a billion, and that's given an optimal planet and conditions for life. Planets are relatively young in the universe, gas for a long time, then stars, then finally planets, meaning that Earth is probably one of the oldest life sustaining planets we know of, a cosmologist should feel free to correct me on this if I am too far off the facts.

Now, let's assume a species on another world evolved with the technological aptitude we possess, and they did so on an optimal world, with an optimal environment and resources. Then their society manages to avoid all wars, eras of ignorance, and idiotic notions that hold our societies back here. They manage to perfect advanced space flight about the same time we managed to launch these two craft. This is a stretch considering the time frame we are looking at.

Okay, they launch a long trip craft toward us ... it will take no less than 5 billion years to make the trip to Earth, assuming it's that close, at the fastest possible speed. The thing is, assuming all the conditions for them getting to just the launch stage are optimal, they won't be interested in war, and they won't need our resources ... so, yeah, roll out the red carpet for them, they'll probably help us in ways we couldn't imagine. More importantly, we'll all be dead before they get here.

That is why we look for radio transmissions instead of spacecraft in SETI, because a radio transmission could make that trip, but the chances of us seeing such in our lifetimes so far are practically zero due to the fact it will still take billions of years for the radio transmissions to get here.
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN

Blacklick, OH

#8 Sep 5, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Paranoid delusions. Let's look at this scientifically, even discarding that the point you responded to was correct, since radio waves travel much faster and further than the Voyagers will make it ... with power.
We are the only species we know of capable of space flight, and it's not that advanced. The amount of time it takes for a species like us to evolve on a world we know is at least several hundred million years, close to a billion, and that's given an optimal planet and conditions for life. Planets are relatively young in the universe, gas for a long time, then stars, then finally planets, meaning that Earth is probably one of the oldest life sustaining planets we know of, a cosmologist should feel free to correct me on this if I am too far off the facts.
Now, let's assume a species on another world evolved with the technological aptitude we possess, and they did so on an optimal world, with an optimal environment and resources. Then their society manages to avoid all wars, eras of ignorance, and idiotic notions that hold our societies back here. They manage to perfect advanced space flight about the same time we managed to launch these two craft. This is a stretch considering the time frame we are looking at.
Okay, they launch a long trip craft toward us ... it will take no less than 5 billion years to make the trip to Earth, assuming it's that close, at the fastest possible speed. The thing is, assuming all the conditions for them getting to just the launch stage are optimal, they won't be interested in war, and they won't need our resources ... so, yeah, roll out the red carpet for them, they'll probably help us in ways we couldn't imagine. More importantly, we'll all be dead before they get here.
That is why we look for radio transmissions instead of spacecraft in SETI, because a radio transmission could make that trip, but the chances of us seeing such in our lifetimes so far are practically zero due to the fact it will still take billions of years for the radio transmissions to get here.
ET is going to be disappointed when he sticks a Flavor-Straw in your skull. You is talking all in what-ifs about what you don't know and that's a lot. You might even be a member of an advance team reconnoitering for the main invasion force and talking dumb to make us think there's no threat. I'll bet that's it, isn't it, ET? You are a spy!
sam

Afton, OK

#9 Sep 5, 2012
ET won't eat your brain.....your completely safe since he will never find it.
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN

Blacklick, OH

#10 Sep 5, 2012
sam wrote:
ET won't eat your brain.....your completely safe since he will never find it.
Did your village help you with that comeback?
Allen

Marquez, TX

#11 Sep 6, 2012
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN wrote:
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Did your village help you with that comeback?
Don't guess they needed to......your easy.
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN

Blacklick, OH

#12 Sep 6, 2012
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>Don't guess they needed to......your easy.
You're (you + are= you're) lacking.
Dump Obama now

White Plains, NY

#13 Sep 7, 2012
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN wrote:
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You're (you + are= you're) lacking.
Dump the dummie in November oh , I forgot to mention joe biden the stumbling moron
Billy Jack

Afton, OK

#14 Sep 7, 2012
ET WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN wrote:
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You're (you + are= you're) lacking.
Your argument is weak therefore you correct peoples grammar ?? Nice deflection. You still have no worry about anything "eating your brain" since there is so little of it.
Billy Jack

Afton, OK

#15 Sep 7, 2012
Dump Obama now wrote:
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Dump the dummie in November oh , I forgot to mention joe biden the stumbling moron
I think we will keep him and send the rich ass kisser home to ride in his new elevator .

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