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#1 OFFLINE   eclipsetrb

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

pictures hitch a ride on dish sat.

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#2 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

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.



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:55 AM

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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