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Voyager 1 passes another milestone: It's now 138AU from home

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Re: What's that work out to?

We're only 8.0e-21% of the way across the Universe?

Less than that. About a third of it, in fact.

we think that the Universe is about 27 billion light years across

Except that the universe has been expanding at an increasing rate for 13.8bn years, so it's about 92bn light-years across by now. There's also some evidence that the rate of expansion may vary, slowing down a little, then speeding up before slowing down again, with a wavelength of (currently) about 2bn years. The universe may be ringing like a bell from the impact of the Big Bang.

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