Tuesday, April 05, 2005

End of the Line for the Voyagers

Nine billion miles from Earth, and 28 years into their missions, the Voyager space probes have hit an unbeatable obstacle -- budget cuts. The probes were only meant to last five years. They've been gathering data from the edge of the solar system as they cruise at up to 63,000 miles per hour. But the latest budget plans call for shutting down the program before they leave our system. (Boston Globe)

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