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The launch of Voyager 1 and 2, which have been exploring space since 1977, and still communicate with NASA from the interstellar frontier.



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Re: 10 billion miles and counting:


And at 10 billion miles they're past Pluto (that's only about 7.5 billion miles away) but they're nowhere near the edge of the Solar System. They're still nowhere near the Oort Cloud and the outer edge of that is something like 180 Trillion miles away.
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wow, they won't be able to communicate with them after 2030, still to communicate with them with technology that is 40 years old.

Is amazing. I wonder why they didn't send more after technology changed.
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quote:

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I wonder why they didn't send more after technology changed.



Voyager 1 cost $250 million in 1977.
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