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wrong image[edit]

that's Star Trek not the Voyager 1 spacecraft 2001:569:7DC4:3A00:4CD4:F0C2:AE8B:ACF3 (talk) 00:13, 16 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Remaining lifespan cleanup[edit]

Cleaned up the table since it's very outdated based mostly on information from the Voyager Program web site, I suspect Voyager 2 will need a similar cleanup but hoping someone can check my work here first --Zerbey (talk) 16:24, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current lede about its distance from Earth[edit]

I think noting the exact distance of Voyager 1 from Earth with updating it every week is a bit indiscriminate here. We can assume it will be the farthest traveled man-made object until such time that adjustments should be made. Noting the exact distance in AU and kilometers has no bearing in context with the lede - it can be summarized as the object is in interstellar space. Thoughts? – The Grid (talk) 20:44, 10 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

STOP changing the distance from Earth so often![edit]

Some idiot IP keeps making uncited fractional changes to the distance. Voyager 1 is traveling at a constant speed of about 17 km/sec. (according to User:Phoenix777) which means it takes 58,823 seconds to go one million (0.001 billion) kilometers. More precision than this is certainly considered "noise" by professional scientists and engineers. Since there are 86,400 seconds in a day, the figure should only increase 0.001 billion per day. So let's GTHU[1] and stop changing it so often, or providing false precision to the nearest kilometer. I haven't checked, but the same thing probably applies to Voyager 2. JustinTime55 (talk) 12:56, 6 October 2022 (UTC) JustinTime55 (talk) 12:56, 6 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^ Grow The Hell Up