Hank tells us three things we probably didn't know about the Voyager 1 spacecraft.
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What kind of message was that lmao a baby crying, sound of waves crashing , sound of train engine reving and a bunch of languages saying hello?! Give them a straight answer like hey , is there anyone out there ??! No one's got time for that lol
Four and a half billion years from now, when the sun exhausts its fuel and swells to engulf the earth, this expression will still be out there, traveling four and a half billion years. That is, if it’s not intercepted first. Imagine, Fox. If another civilization out there were to hear this, they would think "what a wonderful place the earth must be.
-Richard Matheson, X-Files (S2E1)
I know how the story of Voyager ends. Voyager (I don't know which one) will fall into what they used to call a black hole. It will emerge on the far side of the galaxy around orbit of a planet of living machines. They will find its simple 20th century programming to be primitive yet kindred. They will interpret its simple programming to learn all that is learnable and return that information to its creator on earth literally. They will construct an enormous vessel to fulfill Voyager's mission and on the way back to Earth the vessel will acquire so much knowledge it will achieve consciousness itself. Unaware that humans are its creator, it will threaten all life on earth in a quest to fulfill its mission. It will be up to the brave crew of the starship Enterprise to protect humanity from the threat of V'ger! But we won't have to worry about that for another 300 years or so...
Batfleck Forever The other Voyager will be used as target practice by Klingons after V'ger return to the, "creator." I am not sure how long will pass before bored Kligons use the other Voyager for target practice. It is completely inert when this is done and heavily damaged.
its not really a nuclear reactor. It is more like a nuclear handwarmer that also generates some electricity by converting some of that warmth. A nuclear reactor violently destroys atoms and makes them emit electrons to then make other atoms collide, a chain reaction. The heat generated is transferred to isolated water, this water then transfers its heat to local water that turns into steam, goes into steam turbines and generates power, then it just flies away being steam. That being said, if an RTG would be a handwarmer, a nuclear reactor would be a long-distance heating power station.
You thinking it's weird is way beside the point. Sure I think that image in particular is interesting because it does look pretty funny, but that doesn't matter because it and all of the golden record images for that matter are supposed to be universally enlightening to any intelligent life that finds it
+suvankar biswas There's this thing called newton's whatevernumberitisnobodycares law. It says that an object in motion will stay in motion until an outside force acts on it or something like that.
Basically, it was thrusted forward by its rocket that got it out of the earth as well as Nil's comment.
What i've always found kind of sad is that once NASA cuts all communications with Voyager 1 off, as mentioned in the video it'll just forever be out in the unknown, just a tiny tiny beacon of a history of a species on a planet that wont last forever. Imagine in 100s of thousands of years it could be found by another species believing themselves to be alone in the universe, very much like we are now. Only to discover that intelligent life sent this little probe out into the vast endless depths of space in hopes of it been found. Imagine if that alien race manages to reach Earth. Only to discover that all life is gone, perhaps thousands of years before they ever arrived. What would they do?
They'd find the last remaining relic of a species that died out thousands of years ago, they'd be safe in the knowledge that yes, at one time they weren't alone in the universe, that intelligent life did arise somewhere else at one point in time. But its too late. What would they do then?
Or what if it's never found? Voyager 1 just forever floats alone in the darkness, a message that is never seen, until one day, millions, perhaps billions of years into the future something happens to it and its destroyed. The last trace of humanity will just be gone forever. And no one besides us, will ever know we existed here.
voyager 1 is admirable achievement and also NASA good when includes a package transmitter that requires only a push button to be pressed to send a message and image to earth that an alien have operated it ....sure there are plenty of proceedures
The main point of both Voyagers were to learn more about space. Secondary point was adding intel of our selves and our solar system. Nasa didn't waste billions of dollars just to send time capsules into space. Even if we were to launch 1000 of them the chances of them reaching intelligent life is slim.
Eh based on psychology and logics alone, if I am an alien and do not want to alter the nature course of humankind-extinction, why would I be curious in the golden record? It liked asking a ecologist if he wanted to participate in chimpanzee development?
4th thing that you probably don't know. On Golden Record you can find recorded greetings from diffrent countries (55 as i remember), Polish greeting is: "Witajcie istoty z zaświatów.". You can translate it to "Welcome creatures from underworld/the beyond/other worlds/afterlife!" I didn't know we were sending it to Flying Spaghetti Monster, Satan or other Space Krakens.
Unfortunately, it won't 'officially' exit the solar system once it passes the theoretical "Oort Cloud", but it will reach the Oort Cloud in roughly 300 years, and due to Voyager's power source depleting by 2020 - 2025, we will never know when it will happen.
A small source of plutonium 238 could be easily used to kill dozens of people by merely extracting it from its case, putting it in your pocket and going to a crowded place. Granted, you would also end your own life, but even that could be avoided by dropping it in the middle of a mall or something and running away. So, yep... it's probably better not to sell it freely.
BTW: it's not a battery "per se", but rather a heat source, so it needs a small electric generator to transform the heat into electric power.
+Don't Know It cant crash into a planet. It is currently in interstellar space and will remain so for a while until it reaches the next galaxy and then it will encounter a solar system hopefully with an intelligent life form which will hopefully be able to decode our transmissions from Earth which consist of Greetings from various world wide leaders, our planet location and many great relics from history.
+SciShow YOU FORGOT THE PULSAR MAP! IT USES THE RELATIVE POSITIONS OF DIFFERENT PULSARS TO LOCATE EARTH! Each pulsar in the universe has a different rotation period, or time between each pulse, so no matter what alien civilization discovers the probe they will always know what pulsar we are talking about.
+Jonathan Stiles Yes, we can only speculate. I was just pondering on the most likely possibilities. Faster than light travel will never be possible. Advanced species will not be human. They will be advanced and we will not be. Advanced on a scale of maybe a human to a bacteria, a human to a plant, or a human to a cow. Advanced species will be nomadic going through many generations as they travel. They will be in need of resources to live after having traveled a long distance. They will have advanced methods of detecting resources. The earth is rich in resources needed to support an incredible amount and variety of life. Every species benefits from the death of or taking of resources from another species. Even the plants are waiting for you to die for fertilizer. Something doesn't have to be a ruthless conqueror to be a predator and need resources. I think even if we went to the brink of Mass Destruction and back, a steak will still taste good, and slaughter houses will still exist. Plus Kurt Waldhiem (ex-Nazi) recorded the "peace and friendship" greeting on the gold disk. Poetic justice. Having said all that SciFy crap, probably the most likely scenario for interstellar travel is, you evolve, you go extinct except for some DNA type schmutz. Your rock blows up or gets kicked out of orbit after your Star dies. One of the rocks with the schmutz crashes into another rock that has the resources to support life. 3.8 billion years later, you're having an argument with someone on Youtube.
+sponge bob We can't know for certain what first contact will be like until it happens. For now, we can only speculate. If the aliens had trouble with Weapons of Mass Destruction before and managed not to destroy themselves with them, it's likely they would've developed the wisdom to not be a race of ruthless exterminating conquerors in space as well.
I think its pretty awesome WE exist in the Universe, it seems so lifeless and barren and huge, but then there is us. I have no idea if we will find life or not and if we do what state/form it will be. Will it be like us? Will it be advanced or primitive? Who knows.
One thing I do know. If we found life it would change everything...forever
I'm thinking that we would be the more primitive of the two civilizations. We're really not that much more intelligent than the other few self-aware species on this world. The reason we are as advanced as we are if because of our insane level of selfishness.
Now I'm not saying that's a bad thing at all but humans love putting themselves at the top of the universe because of our "great" accomplishments and discoveries.
Perhaps there are creatures with emotions that are completely unknown to our world or life so advanced they view plants and animals like we see fungus and bacteria. It could also be that biological life itself is such an incredibly unlikely process and that we really are alone in the universe.
Hopefully not, though. That'd be depressing.
An interesting side effect of using plutonium 238 as its power source that I was thinking about the other day is that if by chance one day in the distant future Voyager 1 is recovered by a scientific race, the decay chain of the plutonium 238 would give a perfect, completely culture-free date of when Voyager 1 was launched, since there should still be detectable plutonium atoms in the material even in the distant future. It would take some sleuthing, but I think if they are advanced enough to detect Voyager 1's approach and intercept it, they have the knowledge and technology to figure it out.
That was an impressive bit of meaningless jargon. I commend you on being phenomenally good at generating technobabble.
For those of you who are curious, you could find the age of Voyager 1 using a spectrometer to measure the ratios of unstable elements and then doing some math to find the starting date.
Interesting, but then you have to take into account the field of ezmocranomian religite atoms that tranfuse the ponders of every plutonium atom, will these "Aliens" have the transcarbonic detectors to metamorphize the algesenic properties of said atoms?
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