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Outside the bubble

5 settembre 2012

False color image of Neptune taken by Voyager 2

Voyager 1 is currently more than 11 billion miles from the sun. Twin Voyager 2, which celebrated its launch anniversary two weeks ago, trails behind at 9 billion miles from the sun.

They’re still ticking despite being relics of the early space age.

Each only has 68 kilobytes of computer memory. To put that in perspective, the smallest iPod – an 8-gigabyte iPod Nano – is 100,000 times more powerful. Each also has an eight-track tape recorder. Today’s spacecraft use digital memory.

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