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

  1. eclipsetrb

    eclipsetrb AllStar

    Jan 19, 2005
  2. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    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

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    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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