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post Sep 16 2005, 03:28 PM
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QUOTE (ustrax @ Sep 16 2005, 10:32 AM)


Neat.

In the "Mathematical Definitions" image, I've never seen the binary digit zero represented as a dash. Is that something that's common, or is it just to distinguish it from the base-10 zero for the Voyager record?


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post Sep 17 2005, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE (odave @ Sep 16 2005, 10:28 AM)
Neat.

In the "Mathematical Definitions" image, I've never seen the binary digit zero represented as a dash.  Is that something that's common, or is it just to distinguish it from the base-10 zero for the Voyager record?
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I can't say on the number question, but if you look at the image where they
show a diagram of DNA:

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/images/image016.gif

The base Cytosine is symolized with an S instead of the usual C because they did not want the ETI to confuse it with the carbon in this diagram:

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/images/image014.gif

You can read about the decision and other interesting facts in the choosing of the images in the 1978 book, Murmurs of Earth. You can find it sometimes on eBay and at used bookstores with a decent science section. Definitely worth it.

If anything, this book should be online. I know they came out with a CD-ROM of all the items on the Record in 1992, but the disc is already incompatible with modern equipment.


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post Sep 18 2005, 03:11 AM
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QUOTE (Marcel @ Sep 14 2005, 08:05 AM)
And my twingirls too.....they'll be 12 by then.
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I put my triplets in there. They're currently 4, so I think it will be a real thrill for them when the probe arrives to know that their names are on it!


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Just beat doug: 1018 smile.gif
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post Sep 24 2005, 12:39 AM
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QUOTE (remcook @ Sep 23 2005, 11:45 AM)
Just beat doug: 1018 smile.gif
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And me... I'm 1047.... I call "shotgun!" tongue.gif


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post Sep 24 2005, 03:32 AM
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So you are sending your ex-wife to Pluto abalone?
I sent my lil missus to Mars long ago, her name on the 2.5 million spot of the total ~3.5 million so this about the MER rovers are a bit of a family business to us. wink.gif
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I've got certificate number 471. biggrin.gif
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post Sep 24 2005, 08:06 PM
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578, not that bad. wink.gif
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post Oct 25 2005, 06:32 PM
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QUOTE (Adam @ Sep 24 2005, 01:06 PM)
578, not that bad. wink.gif
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I envy all of you. Assuming nothing goes wrong during launch or the cruise to Pluto or a KBO, your names will literally travel 'across the stars' (to borrow the title of one of John Williams' music themes from, um, Star Wars Episode II). A million years from now, that is. biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (punkboi @ Oct 25 2005, 01:32 PM)
I envy all of you.  Assuming nothing goes wrong during launch or the cruise to Pluto or a KBO, your names will literally travel 'across the stars' (to borrow the title of one of John Williams' music themes from, um, Star Wars Episode II).  A million years from now, that is.  biggrin.gif
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Actually they will all be gone, destroyed by cosmic radiation, in about 200 years, tops.


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not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
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QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Oct 26 2005, 06:31 AM)
Actually they will all be gone, destroyed by cosmic radiation, in about 200 years, tops.
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?

Well- Nice to know your names will be traveling across the stars for at least 100 years. And NH should obviously be out of the solar system within 50 years.

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post Dec 16 2005, 06:48 PM
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430,000 names are onboard New Horizons...and not one of them is mine.

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post Dec 17 2005, 02:19 AM
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My and my family's names are on there, and the cat too ( Squeakie Cat ).
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Is it still possible to download the certificates? The HDD I had these stored on is now dead. I was intending to surprise my young (then) niece with her certificate when New Horizons passed Pluto.

The old link "http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/ecard/certificate/searchName.php" is dead and I can't find any other links. I tried the Internet Archive but it says "access to http://pluto.jhuapl.edu has been blocked by the site owner".
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Seconding this. I printed it out ages ago but can't find mine anymore. I remember one could search for specific names too.
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