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Voyager 1 now 20 BEEEELLION KMs from the Sun

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a date with planet AC +79 3888

It will just miss it by 1.6 ly.

Clearly a school days date.

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"a date with *STAR* AC +79 3888"

Yes, I know it was El Reg's original error but I don't know how to reply to them. Or, if I do, I'm too knackered to remember.

Is a date with a star ... (oh, gods is he really going there?) ... a *Stardate*?

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not much interest and not much change

Yesterday:

dark & cold, not much to see

Today:

dark & cold not much to see

Tomorrow:

dark & cold not much to see

Eventually:

something new to see

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Re: not much interest and not much change

not much interest and not much change

Whilst undoubtedly true, I'm surprised that it took ANY resource to provide the data to the web, in which case why stop publishing it if the probe still transmits it. Haven't NASA heard of automation?

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Re: not much interest and not much change

"Haven't NASA heard of automation?"

They're probably FORTRAN programmers.

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> "Surely not even the most ardent of conspiracists would surely not imagine that NASA fabricates that much data?"

Ignoring the suspicious double-negative, they don't need to: the advanced alien civilisation that has captured the probe is faking the data to keep us in the dark while they assemble their invasion fleet.

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'while they assemble their invasion fleet.'

Again

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'while they assemble their invasion fleet.'

Only to be eaten by small but hungry dog on arrival, due to a terrible miscalculation in scale!

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Alien

l33t

Thargoids?

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Re: l33t

You rang?

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Re: l33t

"Thargoids?"

Worse. Vanduul...

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Re: keep us in the dark while they assemble their invasion fleet.

That's okay. We have it on good authority that Fido's got this one.

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So that's, what, around 0.7 Light days?

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Accident Report, Planet AC +79 3888, around AD42000:

Collision with unidentified vehicle transiting the system; craft appears to have no registration or insurance, but does feature mural of naked primates. Damage estimated at 0.00023 Ningi.

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"Planet AC +79 3888"

A-Hem!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_445

There may well be planets going *around* her but she's a star.

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Blimey, and I thought it was a long way to...

... the chemist. Oh Douglas, how you are missed...

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Should be featured in the "Runtime" section...

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If there ever was a perfect name for a spacecraft

Although, on second thought, if Hawkin is right, Galactic Signpost might be more appropriate.

"The food is in that direction" ----------------->

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Re: If there ever was a perfect name for a spacecraft

"Aah! Alan. Don't go inside that spacecraft. It's a Cook Book!"

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Obligatory Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M

How I miss Carl!

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WTF?

....700,000 or so clicks a day.

Did you mean klicks and fall foul of a spoil chicken in autofuckup mode?

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Far, far away

Probably found by aliens by now and they're sending back fake data!

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Let's just hope that plutonium

Being sent isn't an insult on AC +79 3888. ;)

Then again, any insult would be highly diluted by the time they get there. Half-life is 87.7 years. That'd be about ambient temperature by then.

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