Farewell Voyager. Voyager 1 has just been confirmed as the first man made object to leave the solar system and venture into interstellar space. Congratulations
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Farewell Voyager. Voyager 1 has just been confirmed as the first man made object to leave the solar system and venture into interstellar space. Congratulations

Voyager 1 has just been confirmed as the first man made object to leave the solar system and venture into interstellar space. Congratulations to NASA and all those involved with the Voyager missions.

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/voyager20130912.html

www.latimes.com/la-sci-sn-nasa-confirms-voyager-1-has-exited-the-solar-system-20130912,0,6990209.story

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#14 - xpyrobluex ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
HOLD THE ******* PHONE

THESE PLATES WERE ON ****** TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS

THEY TOLD THEM WHERE THE EARTH WAS

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW
User avatar #16 to #14 - josephvstalin (09/13/2013) [-]
my thoughts exactly
User avatar #20 to #14 - joethebeast (09/13/2013) [-]
it shows where we are in relation to 14 pulsar stars, so an intelligent species should easily be able to triangulate where we are if they figure it out
User avatar #25 to #14 - biggrand (09/13/2013) [-]
those were the coolest happy meal toys, the airplane one and the leopard ones were teh *****
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#32 to #14 - etonix **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#39 to #14 - anon (09/13/2013) [-]
I could not for the ******* life of me remember where I knew that picture from, thank you.
User avatar #52 to #14 - tittylovin (09/13/2013) [-]
That's awesome, I love when fiction uses real world stuff.
User avatar #118 to #52 - thisisrarity (09/13/2013) [-]
'fiction'
#15 to #14 - deathklokiller (09/13/2013) [-]
dude we need to find the other ones so we can control the ship!
dude we need to find the other ones so we can control the ship!
#44 - TheHutchie (09/13/2013) [-]
Alright, which one of you hoodlums coloured-in and drew all over the Deathstar again?!
#8 - triblast (09/12/2013) [-]
We win this time russia.
#1 - bdowns (09/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #2 - codeine (09/12/2013) [-]
It makes me sad to think that if the U.S. had taken even a fraction out of its massive military budget,
NASA could've done so much more by now.
User avatar #31 to #2 - dafiltafish (09/13/2013) [-]
Well, sounds like that mars thing is happening so i wouldn't be so woeful yet.
#3 to #2 - joethebeast (09/12/2013) [-]
i completely agree, maybe someday NASA will get the funding it deserves, not just what it needs
#30 to #3 - bellbottomshark (09/13/2013) [-]
If only Bruce Wayne's parents had been murdered by greys.
User avatar #46 to #3 - sadistikal (09/13/2013) [-]
Right now it gets a lot less than it needs, if I have to be honest
#54 - budva (09/13/2013) [-]
So far Voyager 1 has 'left the Solar System' by passing through the termination shock three times, the heliopause twice, and once each through the heliosheath, heliosphere, heliodrome, auroral discontinuity, Heaviside layer, trans-Neptunian panic zone, magnetogap, US Census Bureau Solar System statistical boundary, Kuiper gauntlet, Oort void, and crystal sphere holding the fixed stars.
User avatar #85 to #54 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
by this they mean its left the oort cloud completely, as in out of the gravitatiional reach of our sun
User avatar #127 to #85 - eagyn (09/13/2013) [-]
From what I understand the Oort Cloud is the only part of out solar system left that voyager hasn't escaped and will take about 30,000 more years until Voyager has escaped the Sun's gravitational pull.

Source: www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-278
User avatar #130 to #127 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
actually it hasent escaped anythings gravitational pull, I`m pulling on the andromeda galexy... very slightly but thats still MY gravitational pull, and how can they say its left teh solar system if it hasent even left the oort cloud?
User avatar #86 to #54 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
I`m suprized budva made a good and factual comment, i want to thumb it down because its budva, but thumb it up because its a good comment.... your a fag budva, but this time, have a thumb, 2 of them, for the other comment in this thread too
User avatar #121 to #86 - thisisrarity (09/13/2013) [-]
i can tell you that he took it from reddit
so thumb it down
User avatar #126 to #121 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
.RARity has stopped working.
#129 to #126 - thisisrarity (09/13/2013) [-]
Oh, it's you again
#132 to #129 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
did i upaet you before? if i did I`m really sorry...
#131 to #129 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
i can fix this [spoiler] no i can`t [/spoiler]
#133 to #131 - thisisrarity (09/13/2013) [-]
It's hopeless
#134 to #133 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
i done derped
#135 to #134 - thisisrarity (09/13/2013) [-]
Reboot? (Y/N)?
Reboot? (Y/N)?
User avatar #136 to #135 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
Z
#137 to #136 - thisisrarity (09/13/2013) [-]
Program corrupted
Terminate?
#139 to #137 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
/run Tom.EXE
User avatar #141 to #140 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
merge of Tom.exe and .RARity successful, downloading disturbing fanart of these 2 files.
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User avatar #92 to #89 - timmity (09/13/2013) [-]
i kind of like you, yes your an ass, but a funny ass is an ass woth taking care of.
#57 to #54 - spackmonkey (09/13/2013) [-]
You're just mad that Voyager's left the solar system more than you have.
#60 to #57 - budva (09/13/2013) [-]
damn it you got me
#47 - mankey (09/13/2013) [-]
And now, we wait.
User avatar #49 to #47 - thewaronbeingcool (09/13/2013) [-]
Source?
User avatar #64 to #49 - zerosonaku ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
Star Treck, the Motion Picture
#158 to #64 - funnybox (10/12/2013) [-]
Start Trek Online during Borg Deep Space Incursions

User avatar #159 to #158 - zerosonaku ONLINE (10/12/2013) [-]
They look SIMILAR. but they aren't the same. The picture he posted is V'ger. en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/V'Ger
User avatar #50 to #47 - guanyu (09/13/2013) [-]
Ah yes, V oya ger.
User avatar #82 to #47 - iambartichello (09/13/2013) [-]
yes but wasn't v'ger voyager 5 or something in the movie ?
User avatar #124 to #82 - mankey (09/13/2013) [-]
Voyager 6 I think, they sent it into a blackhole to gather data and it disappeared.
User avatar #26 - remsaman (09/13/2013) [-]
i can only imagine an alien species finding this and thinking 'wtf is this *****
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#10 - akito (09/13/2013) [-]
If anything were to happen as a result of the Voyager, remember "Mass extinctions are not unusual on this planet. In fact, they help drive evolution.".
#106 - angelusprimus (09/13/2013) [-]
Jesus Christ!
Someone go and pick them up and bring them back! They aren't even a REAL starship crew, they are just actors, ACTORS! They don't know how to space!
#108 to #106 - rototornjik (09/13/2013) [-]
shhhh... we space now.
shhhh... we space now.
User avatar #87 to #81 - fosforgasxiii (09/13/2013) [-]
How again? Now it's just officially confirmed by NASA. All the other Voyager reports you heared about were probably speculation from non-official sources.
#71 - ramerez (09/13/2013) [-]
What if it crashes into another alien planet and destroys a city and then they find this. They then find its path and it leads back to us and then they destroy us because they think we attacked them...

lol i have no idea i am tired.
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User avatar #80 to #71 - karson (09/13/2013) [-]
I think back in the 70's, we sent a capsule out with extensive information on the human race, or society, our culture, our anatomy, everything, and sent out radio signals too, in hopes of some other alien race finding it. I don't know if it's true or not, I remember my science teacher telling our class this. Maybe he didn't know what he was talking about. idk.
#104 to #71 - sytheris (09/13/2013) [-]
the disks were also edited to not provide accurate directions.
User avatar #74 to #71 - thenez (09/13/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure that voyager would just burn up in that planets atmosphere.

Besides, with the closest star system being 4.2 light years away from our own planet, voyager wont get close to another planet for many years to come.
#69 - Gewdaism (09/13/2013) [-]
People will know what the score was
User avatar #79 - karson (09/13/2013) [-]
anyone ever heard of the "phantom cosmonauts?"
supposedly several radio signals were picked up all across the world, a morse code SO S being sent out, but because of the radio waves (or something like that), they were able to determine that the device broadcasting the signal was coming from a device leaving Earth's orbit. Supposedly this was before the first cosmonaut ever orbited earth. the story goes that the Soviets covered it up. I don't know if it is true or not, but god, that seems so horrifying. Just floating, leaving orbit, sending for help, no one being able to help you. your power going out, then running out of oxygen.... that's ******* terrifying. that means that possibly, somewhere out there, there is a sealed tomb, it's occupants long dead, and frozen in time.



space is neat.
User avatar #107 to #79 - therealtjthemedic (09/13/2013) [-]
What would you have done in that situation?

Vent the atmosphere, perfectly preserved as I greet the stars like friends, and float betwix them for all eternity. _ Also, leave a note and **** . Inform the aliens that 'WAZZZZZUUUUUP?'
User avatar #152 to #107 - karson (09/16/2013) [-]
dude, I'm not going to lie. You make it sound beautiful.
#154 to #79 - phoenixactual (09/18/2013) [-]
If I remember correctly, none of that was ever disproven, and was actually backed up when the people hacked into Yuri Gargarin's transmission when he became the "first". They also managed to get into Apollo 11's transmission, which was impressive, considering transmission security had been beefed up specifically to prevent them from doing so
#113 - lordraine ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
Then: We will boldly go where no human has ever gone before. To the stars, to find life on other worlds. If anyone is out there, if anyone can hear us, we are here, and we wish for peace.

Now: CALL IT BACK. JESUS CHRIST CALL IT BACK YOU STUPID BASTARDS. YOU'VE KILLED US. YOU'VE KILLED US ALL.
User avatar #109 - scowler (09/13/2013) [-]
If it's out of the system for good, I hope someone finds it within my lifetime. Either for progress or a good fight.
#55 - smokeyrp (09/13/2013) [-]
Gif more than relevant
Gif more than relevant
#101 to #55 - marrrty (09/13/2013) [-]
************* Carl Sagan
User avatar #4 - nemoilily (09/12/2013) [-]
we are so stupid for sending this to space
User avatar #6 to #4 - joethebeast (09/12/2013) [-]
i am inclined to disagree, both the missions gathered so much valuable data about alot of the outer planets, setting the stage for the future missions we have today, so we didn't just send them out for no reason
User avatar #7 to #6 - nemoilily (09/12/2013) [-]
yust remember what hapend to indians in america or black people in africa when more inteligent people found them
#58 to #7 - isoscelessandwich (09/13/2013) [-]
Maybe humans are the terrifying aliens in the universe. I mean we can adapt to almost any environment, have ******* years of endurance compared to other animals, can bounce back from wounds that would be utterly fatal to almost anything else, and have the capacity to destroy something just because we were feeling vengeful. Humans are kinda like the slow-motion Wolverines of the animal kingdom due to our hyperactive scar tissue, too. An alien race would send a probe and be like "Man, **** that. Them ****** scary."
User avatar #88 to #58 - vegeta (09/13/2013) [-]
not only are we on the verge of space travel, we did it while being in constant conflict with ourselves.
not only are we self destructing, but we spread like wildfire.
If I were an alien race not only would i avoid human beings, I would probably try to develop an extermination protocol incase of human outbreaks or galactic conquest.
User avatar #112 to #88 - marinepenguin (09/13/2013) [-]
Our is what has made our species advance. You'd be amazed at the amount of scientific achievements that were made just because we needed to kill our neighbors, or get ahead of our enemies. Without competition, there would have been no need for us to advance.
#75 to #58 - anon (09/13/2013) [-]
yeah I read that content too.
#98 to #58 - harleycurnow (09/13/2013) [-]
And we explode dinosoars thousands of times a second, just to get to work...
User avatar #24 to #7 - bluelightbebop ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
We where smarter.

Not more intelligent.

The need to Conquer speaks of a high capacity to solve problems and a small capacity to coexist, that is not intelligence.

Intelligence speaks about groups, about unity.
We would be screwed if we find a civilization more advanced than us in terms of weaponry, technology and Smartness...
However, if we find a far more advanced race out there, it would be beneficial for us.
User avatar #12 to #7 - IAmManbearpig (09/13/2013) [-]
well maybe WE'RE the intelligent race.
User avatar #19 to #12 - joethebeast (09/13/2013) [-]
i see your point too, its very possible we are the first intelligent race in the region to pop up, but what if others have found that radio silence is safer than trying to contact others, what if there is someone like the Borg from star trek rolling around out there?
User avatar #21 to #19 - IAmManbearpig (09/13/2013) [-]
well I don't think the slight possibility of that is reason enough to avoid exploration of the final frontier.
though that would totally suck. I just hope we don't get annihilated before I finish out my lifespan.
#22 to #21 - joethebeast (09/13/2013) [-]
i agree, we need to explore and find other worlds, cause this one won't be here for ever, and yea, i hope so too, but if somebody else came here first, we are already severely outmatched
User avatar #48 to #22 - IAmManbearpig (09/13/2013) [-]
or maybe we can hope that they're peaceful and want to help us.

probably not, though.
User avatar #105 to #48 - deathchain (09/13/2013) [-]
As long as the aliens' version of the Nazis didn't win back on their home planet, it shouldn't be a problem.
#13 to #12 - draxdiesel (09/13/2013) [-]
if a species are able to get that and then come and visit us or in anyway contact us then i'm pretty sure we aren't the smart ones in that equation
User avatar #18 to #13 - IAmManbearpig (09/13/2013) [-]
yeah, but maybe we'll find them, and go to their planet. we probably couldn't do it now, but that doesn't mean others would be able to before us.
I mean, somewhere in the universe, there's probably a million more advanced races, but in our galaxy, we may be the top, or at least near it.
User avatar #38 to #18 - xpurpledragonx ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
or maybe the only ones. we may never know.
User avatar #45 to #7 - sadistikal (09/13/2013) [-]
Think of it this way: Even if some alien race were to find them, come to Earth and rape our glorious homosapien asses, chances are pretty big that we won't be alive to see it.
User avatar #42 to #7 - turtletroll (09/13/2013) [-]
The chances are that we wont find life for a very long time and even if we do it would take thousands of years to take a life form over there and the same with aliens to here. And also the probabilities of aliens being truly intelligent like us if not more intelligent are so low.
User avatar #27 to #7 - gammajk ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
And what if the end-point of intelligence is realizing the importance of peace and co-existence?
User avatar #17 to #7 - joethebeast (09/13/2013) [-]
i see your point
User avatar #9 to #7 - eating (09/12/2013) [-]
Thats true too, but who's too say that hostile aliens will find us first or maybe aliens with same technology will find voyager, we just have to hope hostile wont find it, but considering that human race is not that peaceful either i think peaceful aliens wont come if they find it.
User avatar #95 - flybager (09/13/2013) [-]
"has just been confirmed"

Are you ******* kidding me?
#96 to #95 - Milos (09/13/2013) [-]
That news is two months old at least.
That news is two months old at least.
User avatar #116 to #96 - joethebeast (09/13/2013) [-]
not really, NASA just confirmed for sure the other day that it was out for real, it had been on the edge for months, but it just finally left
#103 to #96 - robrambo (09/13/2013) [-]
Takes a while for those of us on the other side of the solar system to get news, bro
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