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    http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/0...ace/index.html
    Barring hardware failure, Voyager I and II boast enough power and communications capability to keep radioing back to Earth until 2020, NASA says.
    An exchange on another board I go to sums up my feelings here
    Is there a word for the feeling you get when you think about how this thing will still be hurtling through space a million years after the last human being kicks off, complete with 'WE WERE HERE' sign and a recording?
    "Awe" works for me.

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    "Pointless" seems to fit the bill quite well too... Or perhaps I'm getting cynical.

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    Pointless?

    Yeah, you're right, astronomy's pretty worthless. I'm glad you could fill the rest of us in.

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    hehe

    Voyager II, which observed Uranus

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    I wonder how aliens have sex.


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