Curiosity took its first drive on Mars today, traveling about ten feet. But another NASA probe did something even more amazing last week, and has traveled waaaaaay farther — about nine billion miles — and in the process set a record for the space agency. From Space.com:
On Aug. 13, Voyager 2 became NASA’s longest-operating mission when it broke the previous record of 12,758 days of operation set by the Pioneer 6 probe, which launched on Dec. 16, 1965, and sent its last signal home on Dec. 8, 2000.
Voyager 2 is currently about 9 billion miles (15 billion kilometers) away from the sun and traveling away in a southerly direction, NASA officials said. For the past five years it has been sending back information about the outer layer of the heliosphere, the bubble of charged particles the sun blows around itself. No one really knows how long it will take to get to interstellar space, but NASA officials said the Voyager twins will have enough power to keep communicating with Earth until 2020, possibly 2025.
The Voyager 1 probe, meanwhile, is about 11 billion miles (18 billion km) from the sun and traveling north as it makes its way out of the solar system.
(Illustration via Geeksmash.com)
…South and North of what exactly? Because space is 3 dimensions… Like from the north and south pole? This confuses me…
↳ The Avengers
I gasped. And then I cried. Right there in the theater. My girlfriend almost left me there. In a puddle of my tears. It was shocking and perfect. No regrets.
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Guys, I got $46…
$39. For someone who basically spends all her time in her room on her laptop on tumblr, that is pretty impressive.
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After I read this, I wanted to give myself a hug. So I did.
In 2006, actor Stephen Fry received a letter from a girl struggling with depression. This was his response.
This is why Stephen Fry is one of my heroes.
A fantastic human being.
[image is a quote, it reads
“If you know someone who’s depressed please resolve to never ask them why. Depreession isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation, depression just is, like the weather.
Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the otherside. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest and best things you will ever do.” - Stephen Fry /end]
“Sometimes I feel like Quasi - like no one could ever love me because I’m too fat or too ugly or too annoying.”
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