That cruise 1 The interplanetary probe was launched in 1977 and has now reached interstellar space where it is the most distant man-made object. It has significantly surpassed its original mission and continues to return valuable scientific data, but there is an obvious glitch that confused its controllers. Onboard is an attitude control system that keeps the plane’s antenna pointed at Earth, and while it’s clearly still working (as we’re still in touch with the probe) and other nifty systems, It started to return incomprehensible data. Obviously, the custom developed to report random data, or state where the antenna could not.
That a 45-year-old computer still works at all is a testament to the skill of its designers, and 14.5 billion miles away, impossible to repair, but we would be blown away by its knowledge of ancient electronic failure patterns in space. It is assumed that they may only live with the error if the system is still working, release a software fix, or find a way to use one of the vehicle’s redundant systems to avoid the problem. While we can rest easily in our beds, because we are still two centuries away Returns as a sensitive giant space machine.
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