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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 281
# 6
07-02-2013, 08:23 PM
This kind of stuff fascinates me. Right now there is a machine made by us flying through space 11 billion miles from Earth. And it may be exiting our solar system and hitting interstellar space. That's so freaking awesome! I have a question, does the voyager 1 speed increase as the distance between it and our Sun increases? If so, once it hits interstellar space, where there should be no kind of gravitational pull, would it be able to go even faster? My thinking is we don't really know how far this thing can get before 2020 if that is the case. Whats the nearest system to us? No one make fun of me but is it Alpha Centauri? Whatever it is we should go there next.