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Further, the District recognizes the needs of persons with disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA of Should the spacecraft ever be intercepted by an alien civilization, two golden records bearing the sights and sounds of planet Earth could play the last whispers of a long-dead planet.
Distances between the stars are so vast that even when our galaxy smashes into the one next door , not much will happen in the way of stellar collisions. Here are some of the known cosmic landmarks the Voyagers could meet in their relatively near futures.
Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on August 20, , the dairy cow-size Voyager 2 began its odyssey with a grand tour of the outer solar system, making vital discoveries at Jupiter and Saturn and returning some of the best views yet of Uranus and Neptune. The probe is now dipping below the plane of the solar system at roughly 34, miles an hour and heading celestially south, toward the constellation Sagittarius.
Voyagers! is an American science fiction television series about time travel that aired on NBC during the – season. The series stars Jon-Erik Hexum. The Voyager program is an American scientific program that employs two robotic probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, to study the outer Solar System. The probes.
Most scientists think the Oort cloud is the source of comets that take thousands of years to complete one orbit around the sun. Voyager 1 followed its twin into the sky on September 5, It rendezvoused with Jupiter and Saturn in and , returning some spectacular views of volcanoes erupting on the Jovian moon Io, then continued outward.
Now traveling more than 35, miles an hour in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus, Voyager 1 is the fastest human-made object in space. In , it became the first spacecraft to leave the heliosphere and cross into interstellar space.
In the year 40,, the spacecraft will sail within 1. We think that these rapidly rotating neutron stars—virtually inexhaustible natural beacons, each identifiable by their unique rate of spin—will point the way to our sun and its system of worlds.
Countless times I have tried to imagine that I am flying along with you at 38, miles an hour past gas giants and ice worlds, as you leave the shallows of the cosmic ocean, bullet-like, even under the punishing assault of cosmic rays. I have fantasized your discovery by an extraterrestrial civilization.
They reel in one of you derelict spacecraft, assessing your Model-T technology, and pore over the symbols on your golden disc, as Champollion and Young once did in their efforts to decipher the texts of ancient Egypt. But your deeper message is hidden beneath.
The crackle of thunder awaits them. An hour of meditation by a young woman newly fallen in true love.
Just days after Carl and I realized we would spend the rest of our lives together, I meditated for an hour while blindfolded, hooked up to every human monitoring device then known. The signals from my mind and heart—the most intimate message on the record—were translated into data and paired on the golden records with a strangely similar rasping, that of the most distant sound ever recorded back then: a pulsar. Now, I am seventy.
Yet the feelings of that long-ago spring afternoon remain fresh and astounding. I did not know a single thing about Chinese music, so the search for its exemplar had been especially challenging. We had never kissed or even joked about our feelings for each other, but when he returned my call, in the course of an exchange of about a dozen words, we had decided to marry. And marry we did—in every way possible. Our families, our work, our hearts and minds and days and nights were blissful in their oneness, for the next two decades, until his death.
I and everyone I know will be dust for more than fifty thousand years before you near another star unless some spacefarer should flag you down. But even if you are never claimed, you two have already taught us many things.