November 18, 2008

What Does, Star Trek, “Dinosaur-killer” Comets, and The Farthest Man-made Object from Earth – All Have in Common ?

Filed under: Space Exploration — bferrari @ 8:30 pm

Story by Bob Ferrari

VGer - Sentient Space Probe

V'Ger - Sentient Space Probe

Many of you remember “V’Ger” in the very first Star Trek movie. “V’Ger” was an “alien” sentient being of immense power that was coming to Earth and on it’s way to Earth was cutting a swath of destruction like no enemy of the Federation ever had before. “V’Ger” turned out to be an “ancient” probe from the 21st Century called Voyager 6 that after discovering a machine world out in the vastness of space (Borg?) and given life by it’s inhabitants, the probe was returning… to find it’s “creator”. That is the fiction.

The facts are well… very different. There never was a Voyager 6 as NASA stopped at 2, and of course the Earth has yet to be visited by anything more powerful than a 12 mile wide “Dinosaur-killer” meteor at Chicxulub, Yucatan Penninsula, that many scientists believe was the that caused the demise of the dinosaurs…

Chicxulub Impact Rendering

Chicxulub Impact Rendering

… Or the Mars-sized object that made a glancing blow off of Earth, that created the Moon.

Which segues us into the Farthest Man-made Object from Earth.

The Voyager 1 spacecraft is a 722-kilogram robotic space probe of the outer Solar System and beyond, launched September 5, 1977. It remains operational, currently pursuing its extended mission to locate and study the boundaries of the Solar System, including the Kuiper belt and beyond. Its original mission was to visit Jupiter and Saturn; and it was the first probe to provide detailed images of the moons of these planets.

Voyager 1 and 2

Voyager 1 and 2

Voyager 1 is now the farthest man-made object from Earth, traveling away from both the Earth and the Sun at a faster relative speed than any other probe.[1] Though its twin space-probe, Voyager 2, was launched 16 days earlier, Voyager 2 will never pass Voyager 1. Neither will the New Horizons mission to Pluto, despite being launched from Earth at a faster speed than both Voyager craft, since during its flight Voyager 1 benefited from a number of gravity assisted speed boosts. The current speed of New Horizons is greater than Voyager 1 but when New Horizons reaches the same distance from the sun as Voyager is now, its speed will be about 13 km/s compared to Voyager’s 17 km/s.[2]

More info after the jump:

Voyager 1 and 2’s current location? Currently passing through the Termination Shock of our Solar System. Both Voyagers are still communicating with Earth stations and transmitting data and telemetry. No man-made object has ever come close to coming this far away from Earth.

Voyager 1 and 2 passing through the Termination Shock of our outer Solar System (

Voyager 1 and 2 passing through the Termination Shock of our outer Solar System (



  1. The vastness of space is boundless. I doubt we will ever know where it actually “ends” if it ends at all.

    Great story!

    Comment by Rick Delahunt — November 20, 2008 @ 2:01 pm

  2. I have written following two papers which may lead to the realization for a higher theory of everything:
    (i) Gravitation Force is the Ultimate Creator,
    (1st Int. Conf. on Revival of Traditional Yoga, Lonavla Yoga Institute, Lonavla, January, 2006)
    (ii) In Scientific Terminology, Source of Gravitational Wave is God
    (2nd World Congress on Vedic Science, BHU, Varanasi, Feb 2007)
    I have presented these two papers at the two different International Conferences. I am now submitting some views for being considered for Unified Field Theory
    From Scriptures: (Prem Patra by His Holiness Huzur Maharaj)
    The Current which manifested in the beginning of the creation is the Current of Sabda (Sound) and of Chaitanya (Consciousness). From whom that Current issued forth is known as Soami (Supreme Being). This Current, by turning back can merge again in the Holy Feet of Supreme Being. The entire creation manifested from this current and is sustained with its energy and when the Current of the Holy Feet is withdrawn, the creation ceases to exist.This Current of the Holy Feet is the Reservoir of all energy, tastes and pleasures, knowledge, skill, shapes, forces and light etc. etc. and of the entire creation, is also the Creator of all of them.
    From Science:
    Gravitation Force is the cause of manifestation of the creation (birth of planets, stars), its sustenance and when it is withdrawn towards centre or source the entire creation ceases to exist. Photons have originated from gravitons. In black holes photons merge into gravitons. In Black Holes, Gravitational Force is so high that it does not allow even light to escape. What does it mean then? It simply means that the gravitational force at black-holes attracts light towards it with much greater velocity than the speed of light. In fact, all forces including electromagnetic force, material force (strong and weak nuclear force) all merge into gravitational force in black-holes and becomes one force there and when the creational process starts again from a Black-Hole all the forces appear (manifest) again and descends downwards to create billions of stars, planets, satellite, asteroids and various life forms.
    Hence it can be assumed that the Current of Chaitanya (Consciousness) and Gravitational Wave are the two names of the same Supreme Essence (Seed) which has brought forth the entire creation.

    Comment by Anirudh Kumar Satsangi — May 12, 2009 @ 12:41 am

  3. The Movie was Made befor NASA Stoped Making Voyager Probes, The The Planet Was In No Way Related to the Borg

    Comment by Alex Grizzle — August 15, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

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