Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We're Not Escaping This Mess by Way of Space

It's been 35 years and 11 billion miles and Voyager 1 is still not in interstellar space.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a new environment more than 11 billion miles from Earth, suggesting that the venerable probe is on the cusp of leaving the solar system.
It's nowhere near another star, never mind another star with a habitable planet. We can't run away.

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