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Let's Just Stick To The Theories - Cox

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 06:56:54 -0400
Archived: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 06:56:54 -0400
Subject: Let's Just Stick To The Theories  - Cox




Source: Billy Cox's De Void

http://tinyurl.com/mhgnxbf

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Let's Just Stick To The Theories
By Billy Cox - Herald-Tribune

When Voyager 1 thundered away from Cape Canaveral on Sept. 5,
1977, its primary mission was to explore the solar system, but
the extras were what engaged the public imagination. In a
utopian anticipation of its discovery by extraterrestrial
intelligence somewhere Out There, the NASA probe - and its
Voyager 2 twin - was fitted with a gold-plated disc featuring
samples of 115 languages, music, photos and the natural sounds
of life on Earth.

Both spacecraft flashed past Pluto way back in 1990, and
scientists are debating whether or not the vehicles have
actually departed our solar system. Either way, nearly 36 years
later, at more than 18 billion kilometers from Earth, Voyager 1
is the farthest flung hardware our species has ever created.

Three years after the Voyagers left home, nanotechnologist
Robert Freitas leaped many generations ahead and co-authored a
NASA feasibility study on self-replicating probes (SRPs). He
contemplated what it would take for advanced space-faring
technology not only to repair and perpetuate itself during
missions, but also to improvise on destination targeting as it
forged the cosmic oceans. Among the motivations for this
exercise was a theoretical test of the Fermi Paradox, in which
physicist Enrico Fermi alleged, in 1950, that if ET
civilizations existed, we would’ve known it by now. "Where are
they?" he wondered.


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