Sunday, July 04, 2010

Solar system exceptionalism

Me and my brother against my cousin, me and my cousin against the world, me and my world against ... dude, wait. What?

Whatever you might think of as "leaving space," this ain't it.
(Nor, of course, does the flag in the story have anything to do with the one in the picture.) The flag is on Voyager 1, plugging along on its way toward the far suburbs of the solar system.

Happy Fourth of July, kids!