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Quick, hide, or the Interstellar Cops will roust us!
We’ve finally arrived. Voyager I,
the probe launched 35 years ago, has become the first man-made object to exit
the solar system and enter “interstellar space”.
The probe continues to send us messages
to this day. Barring any damage, it has enough power to continue operating
until the year 2020. Thereafter it will become a hunk of lifeless space junk, meandering
through space at the leisurely pace of 10 kilometers a second.
My fellow Earthlings, let us
raise our glasses in a toast! Beyond polluting our planet and our biosphere, we
have graduated. We have now intentionally littered interstellar space.
Here’s to having a descendant on
the globe thousands or millions of years from now to greet the interstellar cops
and pay the fine.