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Voyager 1 and the space probe's main transmitter radiates just 22 watts!


#1

Now THAT is really amazing!

1977 - 2013 and the electronics are still working!

See the photo of EARTH!

http://news.yahoo.com/pale-blue-dot-2-voyager-1-signal-interstellar-124627159.html


#2

That’s just amazing. Imagine if we had hard drives that would last at least 5 years…


#3

I’ll tell you one thing that Voyager’s software doesn’t have, so many layers of abstraction that its hard to tell what the initial objective was that the programmer was trying to solve.


#4

@ Duke Nukem - and it was programmed in assembly, the language of real programmers.