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Have aliens hijacked Voyager 2 spacecraft?
The Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | 5/12/10 | The Daily Telegraph

Posted on 05/13/2010 8:28:07 AM PDT by Braak

IT left Earth 33 years ago, now it's claimed the Voyager 2 spacecraft may have been hijacked by aliens after sending back data messages NASA scientists can't decode.

NASA installed a 12-inch disk containing music and greetings in 55 languages in case intelligent extraterrestrial life ever found it.

But now the spacecraft is sending back what sounds like an answer: Signals in an unknown data format!

The best scientific minds have so far not been able to decipher the strange information – is it a secret message?

Alien expert Hartwig Hausdorf said:"It seems almost as if someone had reprogrammed or hijacked the probe – thus perhaps we do not yet know the whole truth" Read more in Bild

Engineers are working to solve the data transmissions from the Voyager 2 spacecraft near the edge of the solar system, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said today.

The spacecraft late last month began sending science data 8.6 billion miles to Earth in a changed format that mission managers could not decode.

Engineers have since instructed Voyager 2 to only transmit data on its own health and status while they work on the problem.

Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 and its twin, Voyager 1, explored the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune and kept on going. Nearly 33 years later, they are the most distant human-made objects.

Voyager 1 is 10.5 billion miles from Earth and in about five years is expected to pass through the heliosphere, a bubble the sun creates around the solar system, and enter interstellar space.

Voyager 2 will follow after that.


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KEYWORDS: littlegreenmen; space; voyager2
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Not sure this doesn't have a more mundane explanation? Data corruption due to the distance?
1 posted on 05/13/2010 8:28:08 AM PDT by Braak
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To: Braak

It’s called VeeJer now.


2 posted on 05/13/2010 8:29:02 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Braak

Maybe it was “Veegah”?


3 posted on 05/13/2010 8:29:09 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Braak

Data corruption? Don’t ruin the fun! It’s aliens dammit!


4 posted on 05/13/2010 8:29:29 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Braak
V   GER
5 posted on 05/13/2010 8:29:35 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Braak

V’Ger ??


6 posted on 05/13/2010 8:29:36 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: RexBeach

Beatcha’ by .07 of a sec !


7 posted on 05/13/2010 8:29:57 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Braak; Quix

Interesting. I don’t buy data corruption. They know what data corruption looks like.


8 posted on 05/13/2010 8:30:01 AM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this..")
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To: JoeProBono

It’s as incompatible a format now as betamax, laserdisc, 8-track, and analog tv...


9 posted on 05/13/2010 8:30:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: knarf

Well, if they show up looking for whales...we’ll be ok...mostly.


10 posted on 05/13/2010 8:30:05 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: Braak
Alien expert Hartwig Hausdorf

"Expert"????

11 posted on 05/13/2010 8:30:37 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Braak

The Saturnaliens re-programed it.

Time moves slower for them due to their increased gravity.

The gravity also makes them unable to reach orbit with all but the smallest items.


12 posted on 05/13/2010 8:31:15 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Braak

Bfltr


13 posted on 05/13/2010 8:31:23 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Braak
Launched in 1977 and it's still not out of the solar system.

Space is big.

14 posted on 05/13/2010 8:31:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: knarf

"Hi, I'm your VeeJer today!"

15 posted on 05/13/2010 8:31:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Braak

I believe we have a consensus!! hehe


16 posted on 05/13/2010 8:31:32 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: ArrogantBustard

He was an aide to Democrats in Congress. Inhuman.


17 posted on 05/13/2010 8:31:51 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Braak

http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Replicator


18 posted on 05/13/2010 8:31:54 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (If you can read this you are the resistance. (Oh and the GOP can bite me for $$$))
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To: Braak
"D - R - I - N - K - Y - O - U - R - O - V - A - L - T - I - N - E......
Son of a ....."

:)

19 posted on 05/13/2010 8:31:59 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: a fool in paradise

My brother still has an operational 8 track with a few Beach Boys tapes and a Simon and Garfunkle


20 posted on 05/13/2010 8:32:06 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Lazamataz
The Jimmy Carter presidency was launched in 1977 and it is still doing damage too.

Election repercussions are big.

21 posted on 05/13/2010 8:32:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: a fool in paradise

22 posted on 05/13/2010 8:32:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Braak

I decoded it. “How to Serve Man”


23 posted on 05/13/2010 8:32:33 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Uh, expert in something that so far, only exists in fiction? I’m going with data corruption...Nothing we have has really gone that far...except Voyager 1...and last I heard, we’re not in contact with it at all....


24 posted on 05/13/2010 8:32:33 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: Braak
Alien expert Hartwig Hausdorf said:"It seems almost as if someone had reprogrammed or hijacked the probe – thus perhaps we do not yet know the whole truth."

How does one become an alien expert when we have had no proven contact with any [space] aliens? UK educational grant money at work?

25 posted on 05/13/2010 8:32:35 AM PDT by RhoTheta (Wipe out capitalism, no more money. You following me camera guy?)
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To: Braak

“Send more Chuck Berry”.


26 posted on 05/13/2010 8:32:46 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: SparkyBass

Check it for backwards masking...


27 posted on 05/13/2010 8:32:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Jewbacca
The Saturnaliens re-programed it.

Are they having a deep-space Saturnalia?

28 posted on 05/13/2010 8:33:11 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Braak

Of course it has a mundane explanation. For aliens to send us messages through the spacecraft would be like sending text messages to someone sitting right next to you.

I’m guessing a combination of distance and an extremely harsh environment are likely explanations. Also we have no idea how many micrometeorite impacts the craft has suffered.


29 posted on 05/13/2010 8:33:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Braak

Depending on how rad-hardened the components are, I’m guessing it has a suffered a few DBEs. Some encoders/decoders in the transmit chain are hosed.


30 posted on 05/13/2010 8:33:32 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: ArrogantBustard

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Sounds like the kind of sources once quoted by the Weekly World News.


31 posted on 05/13/2010 8:33:34 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Braak

Is this thread another Star Treck rerun?


32 posted on 05/13/2010 8:33:39 AM PDT by Ditto
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To: RexBeach

33 posted on 05/13/2010 8:33:46 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: Braak

Bookmark


34 posted on 05/13/2010 8:34:04 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Braak

They’ve no managed to translate the data.

It says “send more Chuck Berry”


35 posted on 05/13/2010 8:34:25 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: a fool in paradise
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Here it is....

Coming now...

I....buried....Paul....

36 posted on 05/13/2010 8:34:37 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Braak

They don’t talk about data corruption as much as unknown data format. Any computer science expert can tell whether there is a format to data—there must be some kind of form or regularity with the data for them not to declare that it is simply corrupted.


37 posted on 05/13/2010 8:34:38 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Braak

Well, I must admit that I thought, back when Voyager II was launched, that it’s somewhat naive to send out a primitive spacecraft broadcasting to all and sundry: “We’re here! We’re here! Come and get us!”

We’re lucky if all that’s happened is that some alien race is using it as an advertising gadget for intergalactic soap.


38 posted on 05/13/2010 8:34:42 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Braak
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39 posted on 05/13/2010 8:34:57 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Braak

40 posted on 05/13/2010 8:35:03 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: Touch Not the Cat

Cran-bury Sau-ce?


41 posted on 05/13/2010 8:35:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Think about the TV signals of Carter just reaching other systems. Some alien species probably thinks we would be push overs for an invasion with a leader like Carter.


42 posted on 05/13/2010 8:35:06 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: dragnet2

bttt


43 posted on 05/13/2010 8:35:06 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: C19fan

Americans could never be that dumb again, could they?


44 posted on 05/13/2010 8:35:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Bookwoman

Its a warp in the space time continuum.


45 posted on 05/13/2010 8:35:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nonsporting
Depending on how rad-hardened the components are, I’m guessing it has a suffered a few DBEs. Some encoders/decoders in the transmit chain are hosed.

Logical

46 posted on 05/13/2010 8:35:54 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Braak

I am . . . Ton Roo . . . Ton Roo . . .


47 posted on 05/13/2010 8:35:56 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (LeShim`on, Shelumi'el Ben Tzurishadday.)
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To: Braak

So, all they hear is Radio Ga-Ga?


48 posted on 05/13/2010 8:36:14 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: Braak

Is it really a wise idea to broadcast our presence to the universe? I mean, do you really think those able to receive the message would visit us for non-selfish reason? Think it better to lay low for a few more centuries. The last thing I want is a bunch of liquored up aliens doing a drive by past my planet.


49 posted on 05/13/2010 8:36:36 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: ArrogantBustard
Alien expert Hartwig Hausdorf "Expert"????

Legal or illegal?

50 posted on 05/13/2010 8:36:43 AM PDT by rhombus
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