Reply to post: Re: it's already doing 17.46 km/hour

Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

phuzz Silver badge
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Re: it's already doing 17.46 km/hour

In the last thirty seven years, Voyager 1 has 'lost' almost two whole seconds, compared to us on the earth due to relativistic velocity time dilation.

(not really 'lost time', more, 'experienced time at a rate very slightly slower than us')

(On the other hand, being in a smaller gravitational field, the Voyager probes will have 'gained' some time as well, but less than lost to velocity)

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