Thursday, January 27, 2011


The Voyager 1 probe is approaching the boundary of our solar system. Truly we live in wondrous times! Here's the official NASA information site, with pictures:


This spacecraft and its slower companion, Voyager 2, left Earth 33 years ago, and we are still in communication with them.

Though I don't expect a Voyager to return transformed by an alien intelligence, like Vjer in the STAR TREK movie, I would like to believe someday one of them may be found by another civilization that will want to make contact with us. The launch of these probes seems to me an impressive act of faith in the long-range future of our planet and species.

Margaret L. Carter
Carter's Crypt

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