9,222,142,686 Miles from Home
|Space is a lonely place for a little probe.|
I am a totally unapologetic fanboy for the amazing Opportunity Mars rover because of its extreme durability. But Opportunity is just a toddler compared to Voyager 2. This probe is still transmitting useful data today from the inky, black vacuum of space where it is nearly impossible to tell a particle ejected from our Sun from background material.
To add even more perspective, let's consider what 1977 looked like. I was in eighth grade. Had I lived in New York City, I might have seen these bands...
|Um, you might have had an Apple II, not the guy who co-founded Apple.|
Voyager 2 has seen some amazing things and sent back some stunning photos.
|Up until this image came back, we had no idea that anyplace in our solar system could have liquid oceans under ice.|
Nerd moment coming on... Maybe someone will find the golden record and bring it back to Earth!
|Total Nerd moment: Spock mind melding with V Ger. Yes, this was a totally forgettable movie, but it's Star Trek and may eventually be forgiven.|