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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by eclipsetrb, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. eclipsetrb

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  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    A quote from the article:
    The week before Thanksgiving, American photographer Trevor Paglen traveled to Kazakhstan carrying a package of photographs.

    That wasn't unusual, given that Paglen is a professional photographer and often travels around the world to exhibit his work. What was unusual was the package he carried: a gold-plated disc, with the photos micro-etched onto a silicon wafer inside.

    Even more unusual was where the photos were going – into space, by hitching a ride on the side of an EchoStar satellite atop a Russian Proton rocket that was launched into orbit Nov. 20, where it will remain as a record of humans' activity on earth for billions of years.​
     
  3. MysteryMan

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    Another impressive record of human activity is Voyager 1. It was launched over thirty years ago and is on the verge of entering the interstellar medium.
     

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