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Voyager 2 Speaking In Tongues

kdawson posted more than 4 years ago | from the now-voyager dept.

NASA 260

dangle sends in an update from the borderland of Sol. "Voyager 2's flight data system, which formats information before beaming it back to Earth, has experienced a hiccup that has altered the pattern in which it sends updates home, preventing mission managers from decoding the science data beamed to Earth from Voyager 2. The spacecraft, which is currently 8.6 billion miles (13.8 billion km) from Earth, is apparently still in overall good health, according to the latest engineering data received on May 1. 'Voyager 2's initial mission was a four-year journey to Saturn, but it is still returning data 33 years later,' said Voyager project scientist Ed Stone of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. 'It has already given us remarkable views of Uranus and Neptune, planets we had never seen close-up before. We will know soon what it will take for it to continue its epic journey of discovery.' The space probe and its twin Voyager 1 are flying through the bubble-like heliosphere, created by the sun, which surrounds our solar system."

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Decoding (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32125612)

I think I can make it out. It says "All... your... base..."

They broke it (2, Funny)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125622)

Oh no, it's hit the crystal sphere [wikipedia.org] !

Re:They broke it (2, Funny)

MRe_nl (306212) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125672)

No, Voyager's obviously Snowcrashed.

Re:They broke it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126188)

If they broke it, then they should go and fix it.

(Or we could just draw straws to see who from /. is sent to fix it).

V'ger expects an answer. (5, Funny)

axl917 (1542205) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125626)

Don't piss it off, NASA.

Oblig. Red Dwarf reference (1)

HalAtWork (926717) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125708)

Arnold Rimmer: Aliens!

Re:Oblig. Red Dwarf reference (2)

bobdawonderweasel (941828) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125738)

No it's not. There's just you,me the cat and bunch of smegging rocks.

Re:Oblig. Red Dwarf reference (1)

MrShaggy (683273) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126750)

I for one Welcome our new Alien Overlords.

Re:Oblig. Red Dwarf reference (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32127070)

Maybe is really aliens? :)

v'ger (5, Insightful)

CDS (143158) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125712)

I thought it was Voyager VI that was supposed to come back and we couldn't understand what it was saying...

Re:v'ger (1)

electrosoccertux (874415) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126296)

No that's V'ger. Voyager 6 is no more.

Re:v'ger (1)

CDS (143158) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126784)

Just scrape off some dirt & carbon over the label - it's still there, it's just smudged a bit.

What! (5, Funny)

Tobor the Eighth Man (13061) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125720)

"It has already given us remarkable views of Uranus..."

Well, I never!

Re:What! (1)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125800)

If you RTFA, apparently it clicked links on the Slashdot comments without reading the destination URL.

Re:What! (5, Funny)

Lloyd_Bryant (73136) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125814)

"It has already given us remarkable views of Uranus..."

Well, I never!

You most certainly *did*. And NASA has the pics to prove it.

Re:What! (0, Redundant)

Spazztastic (814296) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126048)

"It has already given us remarkable views of Uranus..."

Well, I never!

You most certainly *did*. And NASA has the pics to prove it.

I'm going to make a decision for the safety of us all and state that nobody wants to see GP's anus.

Thank you.

Re:What! (1)

thijsh (910751) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126144)

It's not about 'wanting' or not... i'm afraid your statement is superseded by rule 34.

Re:What! (5, Funny)

tom17 (659054) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126524)

Rule 34? "Any officer caught sniffing the saddle of the exercise bicycle in the women's gym will be discharged without trial?". I really don't see the relevance here.

Tom...

Re:What! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126562)

...the Goatse Directive?

Wait... wha? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126142)

NASA did the SIIHPAPP?

Re:What! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126076)

Orbit Uranus, launch probe, listen to ship's AI:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-CDNLYZ0zA

Re:What! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126226)

Well, I never!

Obviously you did, otherwise there wouldn't be any pictures!

It's so obivous (2, Interesting)

asukasoryu (1804858) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125728)

Either the probe has been out there long enough to become sentient or this is an elaborate trap set by aliens. Either way, our doom is imminent.

Orly? (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125736)

It has already given us remarkable views of Uranus

Teehee. I could never be an astronomer.

*insert oblig goatse reference here*

Re:Orly? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32125832)

I used to work for a chemistry department whose *nix boxes were named after elements. The back up sun server (it was previously was the primary server, but it was retired in favor of a more powerful sun box and just kept as a backup) was Uranus. Every time you said Uranus, one of the *nix admins would say "Whose anus?"

Now, what was really funny was this person had a memory issue. So EVERY TIME he thought it was the first time he had told you the "joke". It got to the point where before he could even say Uranus, every professor would say yes whose anus, and he would just sit there shocked and say "How did you know I was going to say that?"

Re:Orly? (1, Insightful)

medcalf (68293) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126112)

At least he got to see the world anew each day.

Re:Orly? (1)

bickerdyke (670000) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126166)

I used to work for a chemistry department whose *nix boxes were named after elements

Wouldn't that guy have to ask "Whose Anium?" then??

Re:Orly? (3, Informative)

vegiVamp (518171) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126232)

Uranus isn't an element.

Re:Orly? (1)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126632)

So his life was like a nerd version of the movie 50 First Dates?

ROI (2, Insightful)

BloodyIron (939359) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125758)

Talk about return on investment!

Eventual Deciphering: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32125792)

"Send... more... paramedics."

33 years old = bit rot and other SS parts going ba (1, Insightful)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125822)

33 years old = bit rot and other SS parts going bad??

Battery getting weak?

Some kind of y2k error?

Rollover error?

Re:33 years old = bit rot and other SS parts going (1)

pbhj (607776) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126792)

I'd have thought a cosmic ray flipped an important bit.

Re:33 years old = bit rot and other SS parts going (1)

Tryle (1159503) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127046)

Since Voyager isn't as close to a large gravitational field like the Earth, isn't its frame of reference in time different? It's been 33 years for us, but maybe its only been a few years for it?

Re:33 years old = bit rot and other SS parts going (2, Informative)

Tim C (15259) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127362)

The short answer is no, Voyager's frame isn't different enough to the Earth's for that huge a time dilation to have occurred purely because of that.

The long answer requires recourse to general relativity, which I'm far too tired for I'm afraid.

Tried to find some more info (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32125840)

All the news articles report pretty much the same, digested, not particularly informative stuff. The mission page [nasa.gov] hasn't been updated in a while, the NASA news item isn't any more detailed [nasa.gov] , and the last operations report [nasa.gov] was from March 12. But I did learn this from the operations report: they're running the whole mission on less than 275 Watts of power from the RTG units. Wow.

Garbled how? (3, Interesting)

hcdejong (561314) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125842)

I wonder if it'd be possible to reconstruct the signal. We know what the signal is supposed to look like, and should be able to find out what's different.

Re:Garbled how? (4, Insightful)

rbochan (827946) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126004)

You hope in any future endeavor like this, if it hasn't been done already, that each batch of data it sends would start with some sort of test/reference data that they could compare against.

Re:Garbled how? (1)

DerekLyons (302214) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127130)

That takes memory and processor cycles - which they had not nearly enough of to do the job, let alone enough to guard against a small class of failures which may or may not happen.

Re:Garbled how? (1)

Critical Facilities (850111) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126380)

Sure. Just print it out and wrap the paper into a cube shape. Don't you ever listen to Mr. Hadden? [google.com]

Re:Garbled how? (5, Funny)

b4dc0d3r (1268512) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126676)

They should put it on BitTorrent labeled "Assasin's Creed 3 with Ubisoft's unbreakable DRM -- REAL !!!1! 0-day warez CDC propz to Hippie!!!". It will be fixed in a week.

Re:Garbled how? (1)

Spatial (1235392) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127298)

That's how the whole V'ger thing happened. Crackers programmed it to go to back to the publishers and have a word with them. :p

Re:Garbled how? (1)

Waffle Iron (339739) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126858)

I wonder if it'd be possible to reconstruct the signal. We know what the signal is supposed to look like, and should be able to find out what's different.

I suggest calling up Jeff Goldblum to see if he can take a crack at this by plugging the signal into his laptop.

Ice Giants (2, Interesting)

CheshireCatCO (185193) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125864)

"It has already given us remarkable views of Uranus and Neptune, planets we had never seen close-up before."

And, sadly, we haven't been back since. I can't quite bring myself to call this a travesty, but it does seem like a wasted chance to explore some still-mysterious planets. (Granted, it's expensive to send orbiters out there.)

Re:Ice Giants (1)

0xdeadbeef (28836) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126058)

Sorry, we need those resources to send heavy bags of water to Mars!

Re:Ice Giants (1)

CheshireCatCO (185193) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126178)

Ah, yes. The "ugly bags of mostly water". How I loathe them.

Re:Ice Giants (1)

MeatBag PussRocket (1475317) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127160)

we prefer "bags of meat"

Re:Ice Giants (2, Interesting)

Stormin (86907) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126246)

I remember seeing on a TV program about the Voyager project how serendipitous the timing of the launch was - where you could hop from planet to planet to planet using the gravity well of each planet to jump to the next one. Basically the alignment of the planets when Voyager launched made this possible, and such an alignment isn't going to come around again in our lifetime. So you'd need to build seperate probes to go to each planet, instead of being able to send one probe to many of them.

Re:Ice Giants (3, Informative)

Anomalyst (742352) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127024)

So you'd need to build separate probes to go to each planet, instead of being able to send one probe to many of them.

Well, no. The outer planet approximate syzygy provided the most efficient profile, mission timewise. You can always gravity sling from one sufficiently massive planetary body to another, using the correct entry and exit vector for the current velocity, it would just take longer to visit them all at this point in time, as you might have to go all the way across solar system to reach the "next" body and then back across again for the next hop.

Translator (2, Funny)

stms (1132653) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125878)

They invented a translator unfortunately it only translates into an incomparable dead language. Hello (Speaks into the translator) Bonjour (Translator Replies) see bloody gibberish.

Re:Translator (2, Interesting)

captain_dope_pants (842414) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126088)

NASA guy: "So, you've got the tranlator working?" Scientist: "Yes sir, it says 'My hovercraft is full of eels'"

event horizon? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32125908)

D.J.: I thought it said "liberate me" - "save me." But it's not "me." It's "liberate tutame" - "save yourself." And it gets worse.
[Plays the distress signal again]
D.J.: There - I think that says "ex inferis." "Save yourself... from hell." Look, if what Doctor Weir tells us is true, this ship has been beyond the boundaries of our universe, of known scientific reality. Who knows where it's been, what it's seen. Or what it's brought back with it.
Miller: From hell.

It had a collision if NOMAD. (1)

www.sorehands.com (142825) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125930)

After the collision they repaired each other. That is where the confusion came from.

More Like it? (5, Insightful)

coofercat (719737) | more than 4 years ago | (#32125944)

I have no idea what I'm talking about here, but...

We now have much better technology, both for getting to space, and for science aboard a probe. For example, even something like the British Beagle 2 Mars mission cost a few million to make, and although it didn't end up returning much of use, it demonstrates how 'easy' such things are (or how hard things are, depending on your point of view, I suppose).

So I'm wondering, isn't it worth mankind's time to build a (say) £25M long-range probe, like the Voyagers, only designed for the purpose, and shoved into space in some get-there-fast manner?

I'm sure we can argue about the best use of a limited budget, and what constitutes the best science returned for the spend, for the rest of our lives, but a "cheap" probe sent out every few years to do something a bit random might well do wonders for us and our understanding of the Solar system, let alone the Universe as a whole. I wouldn't presume to say we should do such things at the expense of anything more major, but more to foster some 'experimentation' in space.

Just a thought... TFI Friday :-)

Re:More Like it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126134)

What is "TFI"? Unless you meant "TGI" which is a lot less interesting...

Faster better cheaper Re:More Like it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126140)

That's what FBC was all about. The problem is that even at a piddly $10M, that's enough money that nobody wants to see a failure, so the grand scheme of launch 10 to have 5 work faces huge political problems, when the #2 unit in the sequence fails.

BTW, just the launch costs for interplanetary missions probably start around $50-100M. It takes a lot of energy to fling something toward the stars out of Earth's gravity well.

Re:Faster better cheaper Re:More Like it? (0, Offtopic)

Totenglocke (1291680) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126256)

BTW, just the launch costs for interplanetary missions probably start around $50-100M. It takes a lot of energy to fling something toward the stars out of Earth's gravity well.

Well then, I think it's time we invest a few billion dollars in making a giant slingshot that can launch probes at virtually no cost! Though that would be one hell of a rubber band......

Re:More Like it? (3, Insightful)

qc_dk (734452) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126174)

It's probably relatively cheap to build such a probe, and probably also relatively easy to get the funding for a short project like that, but the problem comes when we have to listen to the probe. That's probably expensive and a very long-term project, which are very difficult to get funded(plus they are the prime victims of budget cuts, because such long-term projects are often funded directly outside the normal proposal calls.)

Re:More Like it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126268)

Aye, my first thought was "you would think they could build something more sophisticated AND faster..." by now, i mean... we've had 30 years right? If we don't have a probe exiting the solar system in 20 years capable of of recording 3D-1080p, i'll be super pissed.

sure, by that time 3D-1080P won't be as impressive as it today but we still think those shots of URANUS are impressive today so who cares, do it anyway.

my second thought is, this would make a really fun simulation/management game. Space Probe Tycoon.

Re:More Like it? (5, Informative)

Burdell (228580) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126282)

It would probably cost a good bit more than that to build a long-range probe that has to work for many years before reaching its target. Also, you have to pay for ground stations and personnel to monitor it for the years it takes to get somewhere. We have no magic "get-there-fast manner" today; in fact, the Voyagers were able to do so much because of a once-in-our-lifetime planetary alignment (the Grand Tour). The NASA New Horizons probe is going to Pluto (and beyond), and it will take 9.5 years to get there (and if the launch had been delayed by another few weeks, it would have taken several years longer because there wouldn't have been a Jupiter slingshot fly-by).

Re:More Like it? (1)

Sockatume (732728) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126322)

If they can make ion drives cheap, you might be onto something. Thing is that to get out of the solar system, you've got to pull some orbital mechanics that involve you paying the outer planets a visit, so you might as well make exploration of that part of the solar system part of the main mission.

Re:More Like it? (2, Informative)

Eevee (535658) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126494)

You mean like the New Horizons [wikipedia.org] probe currently heading towards Pluto? It's a bit more expensive ($650 million for the lifetime of the program) than your goal. But that not too surprising. In a Space Review article [thespacereview.com] from 2004, it discusses costing $5 million launch costs just to put a small payload in Earth orbit. Since we're talking about escaping Earth orbit, it's going to take a larger (and more expensive) launch vehicle. Ariane 5 launches are up around $100 million, while shuttle launches average out to $450.

Re:More Like it? (1, Troll)

Rhodnius (749829) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126744)

Well, the problem with cheap probes is that NASA doesn't want cheap. NASA wants a mission to be expensive, as high as they can get "without going over" to the point where Congress will cancel it.

NASA's purpose is to hire and pay themselves and their contractors. Actually exploring space is a distant second priority. This has been true pretty much since the first Shuttle started development.

Somebody besides NASA could certainly do cheap space probes, but it won't be American.

It has already given us remarkable views of Uranus (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32125956)

Just go to Goatse.

(Yes, oldjoke is old.)

Troll Time! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126038)

33 years and still sending back signals!? Remarkable!

Don't you wish they made everything to work past 33 years?

evolving (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126104)

it has been bombarded by gamma radiation for so long that it has mutated into a self aware being. i predict that in 150 years or so, the mechs will invade and drive us toward the center of the galaxy.

maybe... (2, Insightful)

DragonTHC (208439) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126204)

Perhaps the data has been altered by intelligent beings in order to communicate with us.

Or maybe they did it as a joke.

First messages arriving (1)

Bugamn (1769722) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126600)

Ack! Ack! Ack!

Translated to:

Don't run! We are your friends!

We come in peace! We come in peace!

Re:maybe... (1)

Samalie (1016193) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126620)

The thing is, this is probably more a more likely scenario for finding intelligent life than SETI could hope to accomplish.

Re:maybe... (1)

dandart (1274360) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126670)

Maybe we did it for a joke.

This.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126240)

is not how tongues works. If the satellite really was broadcasting in tongues then everyone on the planet would be able to understand the transmissions.

This cannot be that hard... (1, Interesting)

rickb928 (945187) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126286)

Just include some of the data in a game DRM key, and it will be cracked in a few hours. Problem solved.

Or announce a contest. Most anything as a prize, maybe a spacesuit glove or spare antenna? We crack encryption readily in many cases, so I suspect someone can figure out what rolled over or got zapped by a cosmic ray, and this is fixed for another 33 years or so.

-ps: is Voyager 2 running better than a 1977 Cadillac? Probably. Probably better than a 1977 Mercedes.

To infinity... and beyond (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126332)

Maybe a stupid question, but now that Voyager 2 has passed the heliosphere itself, isn't it entering the heliopause sight-unseen? Since this is really an unknown area of space, aren't there many new dangers there? My mind is drawn especially to things like foreign solar winds and forms of radiation that the probe wouldn't have dealt with inside the protective heliosphere.

Does this seem at all likely? I wonder if there is any data on this, or more importantly if any of the results leading up to the probe's failure might indicate extra-solar forces at work...

Voyager 2 Speaking In Tongues (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126428)

because it is getting closer to God?

What year is it for Voyager 1 & 2? (4, Interesting)

antirelic (1030688) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126492)

Being that I am not a physicist (though I am a big fan), I am asking any physicists out there if they have figured out how much time has passed for the Voyager satellites according to the laws of relativity compared to Earth. From what I understand, they are traveling around 17km/s. How does that work out over a span of 30-50 years from earthling perspective.

Thanx in advance.

Re:What year is it for Voyager 1 & 2? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126710)

For those kinds of speeds it wouldn't matter. Relativistic time dialation doesn't really get going until you are a good % of the speed of light.

Re:What year is it for Voyager 1 & 2? (1)

Myji Humoz (1535565) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126790)

The speed of light is about 300,000,000 m/s, or 300,000 km/s. 17km/s is such a minuscule fraction of that speed that relativity doesn't come into play.

Re:What year is it for Voyager 1 & 2? (4, Insightful)

Meumeu (848638) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126796)

Assuming a constant speed of 17km/s, 30 years for Voyager is 30 years and 1.5s on Earth.

Re:What year is it for Voyager 1 & 2? (5, Informative)

profBill (98315) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126808)

The relativity calculator at http://www.1728.com/reltivty.htm [1728.com] gives a relativity factor of 1.0000000016077795 for a speed of 17km/sec. If you multiply that all out for the approximate 33 years of travel (back of the envelope style, 33*525600*60), you get about a 1.67 second difference.

Of course, with the aliens towing in the spaceship, that might be off a bit :-)

>>>bill

Re:What year is it for Voyager 1 & 2? (1)

barjam (37372) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126820)

Lets say it has been gone for exactly 33 years from it's point of view. 33.00000005947923 years has passed from our point of view.

Re:What year is it for Voyager 1 & 2? (1)

Malc (1751) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126868)

What year is it for us? We're travelling away from Voyager at 17 km/s.

Re:What year is it for Voyager 1 & 2? (1)

pbhj (607776) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126898)

Re:What year is it for Voyager 1 & 2? (1)

Interl0per (1045948) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126910)

Time dilation effects only become observable a *lot* closer to c than anything man-made has remotely been.
Relevant link:http://www.1728.com/reltivty.htm

Velocities in ordinary life which to us might seem incredibly fast have only a miniscule relativistic effect. For example, orbital velocity (5 miles per second) produces a relativistic factor of change of only 1.000000000360219. Travelling at 93,141.1985 miles per second (half the speed of light) produces a factor of 1.1547005383792517. Here the velocity is incredibly fast and yet the change is still quite small. At .9 times the speed of light, the factor becomes 2.294157338705618. Finally, the effects of relativity become significant.

I think the term is tau factor, which, according to the above site's calculator, is 1.0000000016077795, or a difference of about 1 second subjective time over the last 33 years.

Re:What year is it for Voyager 1 & 2? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32127084)

You know, calculating time dilation (which is what you're talking about) isn't as difficult as you might think. It's actually a very simple equation:

t' = (t/sqrt(1 - (v/c)))

(where t is time, v is velocity, and c is the speed of light)

Try it out for yourself. You can run all sorts of cool calculations for (v != c)

co3k (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126570)

co8ing a piss

"Oh My God.. (1)

h.ross.perot (1050420) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126658)

"... it's full of stars"

Most likely (1)

flatcat (464267) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126778)

Hijacked by alien pirates. Now transmitting ransom demands.

just getting an upgrade and exiting the Slow Zone (1)

Locutus (9039) | more than 4 years ago | (#32126850)

and we, still in the Slow Zone, can't understand it. But what gave it the upgrade?

LoB

Re:just getting an upgrade and exiting the Slow Zo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32127312)

And V'GER is a bit like a short bus?

Re:just getting an upgrade and exiting the Slow Zo (1)

imsabbel (611519) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127346)

Well, we all know that even simple machinery can become self aware when going far enough into the beyond...

hope it makes it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32126982)

Wasn't this posted yesterday?

Anyway it would be sad if the thing broke down, considering how far out there it's getting.

same age as Apple and MicroSoft (4, Insightful)

peter303 (12292) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127002)

Imagine if you were still using version 1.0 of their hardware and softwares.

Most important implication (1)

crerwin (971247) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127008)

Will Voyager 2 be able to keep up with its Twitter account? http://twitter.com/Voyager2 [twitter.com]

Typical science reporting (1)

H0p313ss (811249) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127042)

WTF is a "data pattern change"?

Message Reads... (2, Funny)

ae1294 (1547521) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127092)

AM I Fucking TH3RE YeT???

Re:Message Reads... (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127248)

That message qwas of no concern,. When it start broadcasting "Are we Fucking Th3r3 YeT?" we became concerned.

It's science, Jim (1)

Stachel (718095) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127224)

"It's science, Jim, but not as we know it."

Lovebug Virus? (1)

leoaloha (90485) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127272)

Love bug virus?

Just a reflection (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32127288)

Obviously it's simply passed through the major portion of the heliosphere, and the signal is simply being distorted. Like looking through a glass full of water.

Alternately it finally reached the edge of Job's reality distortion field, and we're just now getting the real data in.

Vogon Poetry anyone (1)

rodney dill (631059) | more than 4 years ago | (#32127336)

Signal Fade Away
Voyager still on its way
with Vogon Haiku
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