What Human Made Object Has Traveled Furthest From Earth?

October 28, 2014 6:15 PM

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Cast into space on September 5, 1977, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. And mounted on a Titan IIIE/Centaur launch vehicle, Voyager-1 is now the farthest human-made object from Earth at 17,922,521,702 km (119.80465777 au). It takes light about 16 Hours and 10 minutes to reach Earth From Voyager-1. It is also traveling away from both the Earth and the Sun at a relative speed faster than any human-made object, at a velocity of 17,087 m/s (38,200 mph, 61,400 km/h).

At current velocity and trajectory Voyager-1 will arrive at Proxima Centaur in 73,600 years on the way and in about 40,000 years it will pass to about 1.6 light years of the Star AC+79 3888 in the constellation Camelopardalis. At current velocity It takes Voyager-1 14,000 years to travel one light y...

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