Blogs Dec 14, 2010 at 8:18 am


The sun's atmosphere isn't what you think it is. Good morning to you too, Charles.
V'ger seeks the creator.
Technically it's not "the final term of the series" on any level, but just the edge of one as we cross into the space between us and the next. Voyager 1 has a long way to go before it reaches the final term of the series, which is about 93,000,000,000 light years from the center of the universe:…
Voyager is 17.4 billion kilometers away. Light travels at 300,000 km per second (roughly) - 18,000,000 km per minute - 1,080,000,000 (a little over a billion) km per hour - 17.4 billion km = about 17 light hours in 33 years. The closest is 4.4 light years.

17 light hours / 33 years = about 1/2 light hour per year. This means about 48 years per light day = about 17,520 years to travel ONE light year * 4.4 = 77,088 years to get to the nearest star (at this rate).

We may not be alone, but the universe is a VERY lonely place.See More
Just stopped by to turn off the italics.

Voyager was/is an amazing achievement.

I am amazed by our ability to still keep in touch with V'ger.

Here on planet earth is my dad with is Verizon Razer cell phone which doesn't receive any god damn calls in Florida. It works just fine in WA, but once we got to FL all calls to him go straight to voice mail. Vz said to just dial these few numbers to update the phone. Well, after many a try nothing.
Does the "Big Bang" also start going sideways at some point? The "Big Swirl"?
@8, you're thinking on too grand a scale.

However, take a look at the largest structure in the solar system, the heliospheric current sheet, caused by the interaction of the sun's rotating magnetic field.

Looks like a pretty damn big swirl to me.

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