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plungesponge plungesponge 26-30, M 9 Answers Sep 28, 2012 in Community

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Who knows, but I don't think I'll need to worry about it in my life time.

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According to decades long suryveys of the greatest 100,000 scientists in the world, no there's nothing to worry about. Voyager 2 is just now exiting the solar system. Even at twenty times faster than a bullet it will take probably more than a hundred years to get anywhere. Just a sad fact of life when you live in the sticks as galactic neighorhoods go.

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If a probe is what gets us destroyed and not the giant amounts of radiowaves, sstv signals, microwaves, a literal "homing beacon" to aliens (SETI programs), then I'd have to say the aliens that come after us deserve to win.



That said, I wonder if the aliens will find the original pioneer record and say "They can build deep space probes, but they haven't invented clothing?"

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If Star Trek the motion picture is an accurate prediction of the future (which I'm pretty sure it is) there will be a few casualties once V-ger becomes self-aware, but in the end, Captain Kirk and Commander Spock will sort it all out.

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No. Assuming the galaxy is crawling with life capable of interstellar travel, finding Voyager 1 or 2 is like finding a specific grain of sand on all the beaches of the earth while blindfolded. Space is HUGE.



Oh, and the base assumption... likely untrue.

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Possibly!

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No

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No reason to regret it

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