Voyager is crossing the Heliosphere this week, at a meager 10 miles per second (yikes!) as it exists the unknown solar system. No other object made by humans has gone this far away from Earth, ever before. On board, chosen by Carl Sagan (RIP), is a gold disk, with 27 songs from Earth. Among them, is the Chuck Berry classic, Johnny B Goode.
And Voyager runs on a 1977 vintage computer processor and memory chip that has 1/100,000 of the memory and capability that an 8 Gig iPhone has. NASA site link here.
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