Go silently into the unknown

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

Tinkering around in the back garden, with the occasional look over the fence

We are reaching out to the other celestial bodies in our solar system. We are sending probes to scan, we are placing satellites in orbit, we look through telescopes and land little exploration vehicles on distant surfaces. These are all methods designed to send back data to the banks of computers that support them which… Continue reading Tinkering around in the back garden, with the occasional look over the fence