Monday, March 30, 2020

Book Excerpt for the Day

    The Voyager spacecraft and its measurements were directly accessing reaches of space that no mission has ever entered before.  It’s true that the data collection system based on eight-track tapes had to be tinkered with along the way, that it no longer had a working camera, and that its equipment has about a million times less memory than a smartphone does today.  But the spacecraft is still operational and is currently the man-made object most distant from the Earth and the Sun.

    (from Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall)

    9*/10.  The complete review is here.

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