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Cartoon: Voyager's ongoing adventures

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

23-04-2012 11:36 CDT

Topics: fun, podcasts and videos, Voyager 1 and 2

I'm not sure what to make of this, except that it's simultaneously heart-wrenching, funny, and adorable, like XKCD's take on Spirit's predicament:

(If I post a link to that XKCD Spirit cartoon, I feel compelled to post a couple of happier rebuttals to its message: here's one, and this one is from the "rover's mouth.")

Thanks to Michele Bannister for the link.

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ToSeek: 04/26/2012 11:27 CDT

I normally love XKCD, but I hate that Mars rover cartoon with a passion. It's just so complete wrong and in total contrast to the spirit* of the rovers. *Pun not intended.

Astro0: 05/06/2012 05:51 CDT

I spoke to the animator Guy Collins who lives in Perth, Australia. He and his father wused to get together to watch Voyager documentaries. That's how they connected with each other. Guy decided to make a little animation in tribute to that and dedicated the film to his father. He used the Canberra DSN station as his reference for the tracking station and depicted the tired 'link controller' based on a photo of one of the staff there. All-in-all a fun tribute to an amazing Space Odyssey.

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