Where Art Thou V’ger?

Voyager 2, one of the path-finding Outer Solar System exploration probes launched during the 1970s, is at the very edge of the Solar System and is ready to cross into interstellar space.

But a few weeks ago it started to spout back to Earth unintelligible signals then it cut out.

Did it meet aliens?

Hartwig Hausdorf claims that Voyager 2 – an unmanned interplanetary probe blasted into space 33 years ago – has started transmitting strange, unintelligible signals, Bild newspaper revealed today

NASA installed a 12-inch disk containing music and greetings in 55 languages in case intelligent extraterrestrial life ever found it.

But last month the probe began sending back distorted messages from its location near the edge of the solar system that baffled NASA scientists were unable to decode, Mr Hausdorf says.

“It seems almost as if someone had reprogrammed or hijacked the probe, thus perhaps we do not yet know the whole truth,” the author of UFOs – They Are Still Flying told Bild.

The signal from Voyager 2 – which takes 13 hours to reach the Earth – broke off fully on April 22.

NASA said engineers were working to solve a data transmission fault.

The space agency has not commented specifically on Mr Hausdorf’s comments, although it says the fault is likely to be a glitch in the probe’s computer memory

Voyager 2 and its twin, Voyager 1, were launched in 1977 to explore Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Three decades on, they are the most distant human-made objects in outer space.

Voyager 1 is currently more than 8.5 billion miles from Earth. It will soon travel beyond the heliosphere – a bubble the sun creates around the solar system – into interstellar space, scientists say.

What if contact isn’t re-established with Voyager 2? Does it mean aliens have it or something more ominous?

What could be more ominous than aliens tho…?

NASA spacecraft ‘hijacked by aliens’


6 responses

  1. I think they are not aliens. but it is quite possible that there be the aliens who are trying to contact us. May be but I think we should leave possibility alone right now. It is not new phenomenon however. I’ll publish full analysis to the end of this week.

    1. I don’t think aliens intercepted Voyager 2, but I think there could be an anomaly surrounding the Solar System.

      I look forward to your analysis Bruce. 😉

  2. Which kinda anomaly? Won’t you like to make it clear?

  3. This anomaly discovered by the NASA IBEX probe last fall; http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/15oct_ibex/

    Not exactly “surrounding the Solar System, but covering a significant portion at the edge of it.

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  5. Looks like they ‘fixed’ whatever the glitch was.

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