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Voyager 2 'stopped' last week, and not just for maintenance

Smooth Newt

"What are the chances of anyone ever finding the discs, let alone understanding the instructions to reproduce them?"

Hopefully none whatsoever.

If a civilization has the ability to detect and retrieve a spacecraft from interstellar space (although not apparently to make a record stylus) then we will probably be wiped out. In our own history that's what happened to just about every civilization when a much more technologically advanced one showed up.

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