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Comment #1587040 by Conor Buggy

Conor Buggy Sep 12th 2013, 8:50 PM #

Wooooo! Keep on going Voyager! The amazing photos it took of the planets along with its sister Voyager 2 inspired a new generation of astronomers and scientists!

Today is a great day for humanity. A man made object has left the womb of our solar system and moved on into the galaxy. Hopefully someday we will be able to send people out there to retrieve the Voyagers and bring them back to Earth to show future generations amazing pieces of history!

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Final Frontier: NASA's Voyager departs the solar system for deep space

Final Frontier: NASA's Voyager departs the solar system for deep space

The Voyager 1 probe was launched in 1977 on a mission to explore the outer planets. It will continue to drift across the galaxy, carrying discs of greetings from planet Earth…

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    Favourite Jason Culligan
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    Sep 12th 2013, 9:24 PM

    I hope they don’t retrieve them. The mystery of where the probes went, how far they got out and if they’re even still intact is much better than two probes sitting in a museum.

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    Favourite Conor Buggy
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    Sep 12th 2013, 10:04 PM

    But can you imagine the search for them if we ever manage to get out that far ourselves?! Would be pretty awesome. Will be hundreds of years away anyway seeing as though humanity seems to mainly devote itself to wars! If half the money spent on weapons on this planet went into development of science and technology we’d have warp drive by now!

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    Favourite Jamie McCormack
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    Sep 12th 2013, 10:07 PM

    I think by the time we had the technology to go out there looking for them, they’d have long since disintegrated. It’s fascinating stuff all the same.

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    Favourite Jamie McCormack
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    Sep 12th 2013, 10:25 PM

    Conor I could not agree more, if we scrapped all spending on war and instead concentrated on medicine, science and space exploration, we would be such a different animal.

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    Favourite Simon Jester
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    Sep 13th 2013, 1:10 AM

    If we didnt have wars,we proably wouldnt have half the things we take for granted as normal peaceful every day items. In fact if it hadnt been for Werner Von Braun and his building the V2 rocket and the Nazis efforts to make it a viable war weapon,Voyager would proably never have left the realms of science fiction.

    Anyways,getting back to Voyager.It will be proably the only thing to survive the longest of the species known as Mankind. When this planet and solar system has ceased to exist after the sun has gone super nova in about 350 million years ,give or take this will proably still be travelling out into the reaches of space.

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    Favourite Jamie McCormack
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    Sep 13th 2013, 1:41 AM

    We need to get beyond warring with each other, most lads just want to chill out and watch football and have the craic.. no-one wants to be killing each other, but that’s what they have us at.. Nobody wants war, except unscrupulous arms dealers, ordinary people (99.99%) just want to get on with it, live and let live. Music and sport are the most unifying things we have as a species, that’s our common ground.

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    Favourite Dermot Ryan
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    Sep 13th 2013, 1:55 AM

    Jaamie ……and wimmin ; Helen of Troy, Cleopatra , Maggie …oh hang on , Helen of ….shit all we have is trad and GAA ,

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    Favourite Simon Jester
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    Sep 13th 2013, 1:58 PM

    So whats football or any opposing team sport??A war fought with rules to a game.but the way this stupid game brings out the tribalism and animal instinct in its suporters,it might as well be classified as a war.
    Sport,hmm lets see …most “sports” have a martial backround anyway.As they were used to train armies back when..But anyway,keep hliving in your utopia of sport and song and women…Who have been the caused a fair few wars anyway.

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    Favourite Dermot Ryan
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    Sep 13th 2013, 11:27 PM

    Simon ; we have a strange tradition in this Country ; we leave the tribalism on the field , then we party …our neighbours to the East tend to partake in an activity called hooliganism ; or faction fighting but we matured beyond that years ago ……… it’s an Irish thing ; party better than fighting and there’s a reason for that too !

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