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Don't panic... but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun

Rich 11 Silver badge

Voyager 2 is about 126AU out from the sun, so when it aims its signals at NASA HQ it only has to point at the sun with a beam which will be 2AU across by the time it gets here. That's just a one-degree angle, but I bet in practice it's a lot wider than that already. So, no, I don't think they'll be spending today hurriedly rewriting the specs for all their planned probe missions. ;-)

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