I first wrote about the Voyager spacecraft a few years back. Voyager 1, a probe launched from earth in 1977 was on the verge of entering interstellar space, that fabulous void that fills most of the known universe. Voyager finally achieved this about five years ago, being the first man-made object to do so, an… Continue reading Go silently into the unknown
Today I want to talk about space. I am not talking about the square footage contained in your home, rather the rather awesome distance that the known universe inhabits. As Douglas Adams once wrote, ‘Space is big, Space is very big, Space is so big you won’t believe how very big it really is.’ I… Continue reading Are we alone?