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rcjordan

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Helluva latency
« on: February 09, 2020, 03:20:28 AM »
NASA brings Voyager 2 fully back online, 11.5 billion miles from Earth

https://www.inverse.com/science/nasa-brings-voyager-2-fully-back-online-11.5-billion-miles-from-earth

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Re: Helluva latency
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 04:14:38 AM »
That's pretty amazing.

I got curious about its power system.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHW-RTG

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Re: Helluva latency
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2020, 03:33:32 PM »
11,500,000,000/(186,000*3600) = roughly 17

That's 17 light hours away. That's boggling. If you flip a switch and it sends back a signal to say, "yup, I'm on," that's a 34-hour delay.

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Re: Helluva latency
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 11:01:52 PM »
Incredible!
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