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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Voyager spacecraft on eternal mission EDITORS jVOfi During the decade since they wtre bunched on and Sift 4 AMI iAffl Vo4ger j haw cruised the system on mans most ptvduc tlws effort to explore and photograph distant Scientists expect both unmanned vacecraft to continue sending information to Earth to yean after Voyager 2s encounter With Neptune in 1 AMcitnct Writer Ap perhaps millions of years from alien space travelers cruislnf between stars In the vast MUhy Way Their sophisticated spacecraft suddenly encounters a much smaller a spindly probe about the Use of a compact long exhausted of fuel and Aboard the oneton the aliens find a 12Inch copper Following Instructions on the aliens rotate the disk while touching its surface with a For two the record spins out sounds from a civilization heretofore unknown to the Human voices offer greetings in 60 Whales There are sounds of steady rain and a hyenas a Chuck Berry belts out the song Johnny A bit of Mozarts Magic Flute wafts into A baby There is the soft noise of a This is a present from a small distant a token of our our our our music and our says a written message encoded onto the This record represents our hope and our and our good will in a vast and awesome The message came from Jimmy who signed it June as president of the United a nation on a small planet named Three months two identical each carrying Carters were hurtling through space aboard vehicles named Voyager 1 and Voyager The Voyagers havent en countered not But they did explore three gaseous outer planets Uranus and their orbiting moons and On a TitanCentaur rocket launched Voyager 2 on its grand tour of the solar Voyager 1 lifted off from Cape on soon overtaking its twin because of a shorter Voyagers 1 and 2 swept past Jupiter on March 5 and July They flew by Saturn on and Voyager l then shot above the plane of the speeding toward the solar systems Voyager 2 en countered Uranus on It is now cruising toward an encounter with The trip is mans greatest modern voyage In terms of the worlds discovered and and total information says Bruce former director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations Jet sion Laboratory in Apollo put men on the but Voyager extended our eyes ami brains billions of miles Into the solar Murray We aii realized this was going to be an epic but none of us realized how Interest lays California Institute of Technology physicist fid chief Voyager project No matter how hard we tried to anticipate what we were going to nature always surprised Voyagers showed theres a lot more diversity on the worlds of our solar system than we says astronomer Ctrl Weve discovered active organic atmospheric circulation on these If we claim to really unders tand these processes on we had better understand them on other On a moon of Voyager television cameras discovered the first active extraterrestrial volcanoes eight or nine erupting sulfur up to 155 miles creating molten sulfur lakes and a doughnutshaped zone of gas orbiting The probes revealed another kind of volcanism glacierlike Hows of icy slurry that oozed to the surface from within Saturns moons Tethys and and Uranus The Voyagers found that two of Jupiters moons Ganymede and Callisto and most of Saturns moons were made half of One of had a long a giant crack probably created when the moon On Uranus Voyager 2 revealed incredibly complex especially on with an ice cliff twice the height of Mount Scientists once thought volcanism and crustal movement occurred on ly on moons large enough to build up radioactive Voyager showed gravity from a planet and other moons can cause tidal forces that make solid rock and ice move within a or create heat to trigger Icy volcanism or even make a moons crust Voyagers discovered at least 17 moons three at at least four and possibly seven at and 10 at boosting the count to 16 for at least 17 at and 15 at The probes discovered a previously unseen ring encircling and showed Saturns seven known rings really were an almost continuous band of ice pebbles and Voyager 2 found Uranus nine known rings were merely part of a complex assort ment of partial rings and a halo of Stone said the Voyagers revela tions about rings are Important because rings of material are ubi quitous in the The galaxy Is a disk of The evolution of these disks causes the formation of The evolution of disks of material around stars forms The evolution of disks around planets forms moons and Craters on many moons visited by the Voyagers provided more evidence that collisions between huge objects were common In the young solar as material or biting the sun coalesced into planets and Voyager instruments probed the smoggy skies of Saturns moon revealing a steady rain of ethane and it found Titan Harbored the building blocks of but was too cold to let life The spacecraft found dozens of giant hurricanes on The probes also revealed that helium rains out of Saturns creating heat that drives jet The Voyagers learned hundreds of times more about the outer planets than all previous studies says deputy project scientist Ellis who recalls the thrill of wat Canyon Lake chamber plans busy September The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce is working to help local business people keep their heads above John presi dent of the chamber of has been surveying the lake area to determine the effects of the rain and high water that devastated the tourist business for much of the sum According to information from the chamber Coma County may qualify for economic disaster relief lowinterest Wilhelm and other chamber members expect to know more about the qualifications later in Canyon Lake area will play host to the HiU Country Triathlon for the second time in a few This year the triathlon is expected to be highlighted on the CBS television Best of American Race The which is the last major qualifying event for the 1987 Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Champion will begin at 8 12 with a swim at Comal A 48mile bicycle race and a 10mile run will follow the The annual event will be limited to 750 Chamber of commerce members will serve as support volunteers to aid the The chamber will kick off September with its general member ship meeting to be held at 7 Thursday at the Open Air Chapel next to the Chamber members are asked to bring a covered The organiza tion will provide keg beer and other Despite rain and high the Hot PamCold Water Festival was a Plans for next years event are under KNOW YOUR SPEED LIMIT 65 SPEED LIMIT 55 Maximum legal speed fpr commercial busts and light trucks in rural null of Intiiiliti designated highways Still the maximum legal speed permitted in most highway Jtl to your sifity fim to 9Pi ching Voyagers phdlographs ar Vou realize that for the first time in the hlstdry of mankind you are seeing the surface of a foreign Miner t felt like a lit tle kid lei loose in a candy be ing able to feast to his hearts Prom 1972 through the Voyager mission cost including million for the pro says Voyager mission planning manager Charles By when Voyager 2 is well past Neptune and both probes are seeking the solar systems the total will be he referring to the continuing coots of tracking and data After adjusting for the cost of the Voyager program Is about 2 percent of the billion Apollo Murfay A space shuttle costs about When the Voyagers were launch the United States already had landed men on the put un manned Viking landers on propelled ships past Venus and Mer explored Jupiter briefly with Pioneers 10 and and sent Pioneer 11 toward But the Pioneers had only simple not the Voyagers high quality television Voyagers 1 and 2 will be billion and billion miles from 6n the loth anniver saries of their having traveled curving paths totaling billion mul billion Voyager 2 Is set to reach Neptune on flying within miles of the planets cloudtops its closest planetary encpoUnter yet and miles of the moon Which may have oceans of liquid By about the year the probes will be too distant to transmit pic tures to But If their nuclear power supply and thruster fuel lasts as long as they should keep sending Information until at least Kohlhasc ANNOUNCING EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1987 ASSOCIATED AIR SYSTEMS AIR CONDITIONING HEATING SPECIALISTS WILL BE AT THEIR NEW LOCATION 925 LANDA STREET 6250866 BIBLEBELIEVING CHRISTIANS The Presbyterian Church In America will be beginning Sunday night worship with a view to establishing a congregation in the New Braunfels The PCA is a evangelical committed to the Bible as the inerrant Word of If you are looking for a church home where the Bible is honored and Jesus Christ is you are invited to visit with Laurel Plaza Community Room 300 Laurel Lane 6 PM For info call 6256326 or 6294222 Dont Miss This Grand Prix Special From Your HEB Photo Place NO LIMIT Bui you mull Icoupon ft 3 Ollt 0 coloi pml Mm 10 lien vdto Kodak T120 Video Tapes 36 Kodak Video Qe SOW PRICE WITHOUT COUPON HLG 6 y9 49 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