23 Ağustos 2007 Perşembe

Voyager - NASA



NASA Voyager

NASA's two venerable Voyager spacecraft are celebrating three decades of flight as they head toward interstellar space. Their ongoing odysseys mark an unprecedented and historic accomplishment.

Voyager 2 launched on Aug. 20, 1977, and Voyager 1 launched on Sept. 5, 1977. They continue to return information from distances more than three times farther away than Pluto.

The Voyagers call home via NASA's Deep Space Network, a system of antennas around the world. The spacecraft are so distant that commands from Earth, traveling at light speed, take 14 hours one-way to reach Voyager 1 and 12 hours to reach Voyager 2. Each Voyager logs approximately 1 million miles per day.

Each of the Voyagers carries a golden record that is a time capsule with greetings, images and sounds from Earth. The records also have directions on how to find Earth if the spacecraft is recovered by something or someone.

2 yorum:

JADE dedi ki...

great! and if "bad aliens" want to kill us, they will know how to do..and where we are :) very well...

(tamam itiraf ediyorum..ingilizcem berbat) :))

machinecity dedi ki...

we like the concept of future in disguise. Invasions (Independece Day), aliens suckin' our brains (Starship Troopers), etc...

I say "in disguise" because you read/hear technology news everywhere, it helps mankind! then, it turns against mankind, it self awares (Ghost In The Shell) and request political asylum, lauch our nukes without asking permission (Terminator3)...

On the other hand, aliens seem to be nice (Contact, Close Encounters of The Third Kind)...

We love the idea of Aliens, and we prefer it being dreadful...

if you ask me, i just want to know if there are extraterrestrial guys out there... it is enough for the time being...