# Naked Science Forum

## Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: Airthumbs on 29/06/2011 16:08:24

Title: How long would it take light to reach the Voyager probes?
Post by: Airthumbs on 29/06/2011 16:08:24
So it takes 8 mins for light to reach us from the sun, I would be interested in finding out how long it would take light to reach Voyager 1 & 2, from the Sun?  [???]
Title: How long would it take light to reach the Voyager probes?
Post by: Mr. Data on 29/06/2011 16:12:47
Is this craft closer to the sun, because shortening the distance means time as well.
Title: How long would it take light to reach the Voyager probes?
Post by: imatfaal on 29/06/2011 16:32:03
As of August 2010, Voyager 1 was at a distance of 17.1 Billion Kilometers (114.3 AU) from the sun and Voyager 2 at a distance of 13.9 Billion kilometers (92.9 AU).

Your quoted 8 mins is for one AU - so voyager one is receiving light that is about 15 hours old and v two light that is about 12 hours old.

They are a huge distance from us now - and still teaching us about the solar system
Title: How long would it take light to reach the Voyager probes?
Post by: Airthumbs on 29/06/2011 16:40:49
That is truly amazing, after listening to the astronomy podcast the other night I understand that Voyager I is now passing through the very outer shell of our solar system.
Title: How long would it take light to reach the Voyager probes?
Post by: Mr. Data on 29/06/2011 16:44:16
All very interesting indeed.
Title: How long would it take light to reach the Voyager probes?
Post by: Mr. Data on 29/06/2011 16:44:29
Title: How long would it take light to reach the Voyager probes?
Post by: Airthumbs on 29/06/2011 17:18:34

Mr Data, do you have an evil robotic twin brother?
Title: How long would it take light to reach the Voyager probes?
Post by: Mr. Data on 29/06/2011 18:46:44

Mr Data, do you have an evil robotic twin brother?

I don't speak of Lore.
Title: How long would it take light to reach the Voyager probes?
Post by: Mr. Data on 29/06/2011 18:47:18
Corruption, data, file, 122-009

Matrix resolution.... spoke of Lore...
Title: How long would it take light to reach the Voyager probes?
Post by: Airthumbs on 29/06/2011 18:58:05
Corruption, data, file, 122-009

Matrix resolution.... spoke of Lore...

Haha