Reply to post: Re: It's good to see your tax money being spent

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

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Re: It's good to see your tax money being spent

Knowledge is always relevant. Imagine if Voyager had hit the heliopause and just blipped out of existence because its location variable was trying to access memory in the UniverSim that was dedicated to another process. Would that have been wasted money?

It didn't happen but it could have; that would have told us all manner of interesting things.

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