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V ger phones home


I can’t look at a picture of Voyager 1 without recalling V ger of the Star Trek episode which made a less than satisfying movie. V ger or Voyager, the farthest traveling human-made object in the cosmos (as far as we know), is still sending news as it traverses the outer edge of the gas bubble we live in, about 10 billion miles away. Some people can’t get excited about this stuff. They don’t realize they’re living in a bubble of gas.