December 9, 2018: 11 Billion Miles Out There

“And we are the ghosts that follow, a necklace of stars

Yes, fare forward, Voyagers,

The end of known space could be anything:

A desert stretched between galaxies,

Darkness dusted, pearls of sand. A lighthouse.

Or the absence of comparison, so purely itself it can’t be framed.”

––Aislinn Hunter: Fare Forward, Voyagers

The NASA Voyager 2 probe no longer feels the solar wind & is flying through the interstellar space between the stars. Launched in 1977, and now travelling 54,000 KPH, it will take 40,000 years to reach another star system. 

 © Philip Knight 2018