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Interstellar Christopher Columbus

by Chuck Baker


Act One

  • Chuck Baker

    Chuck Baker

    February 12, 2015

    How far is the Voyager I spacecraft from the Sun?

  • 1.

    Make a guess in miles.

Act Two

  • What information might you need to calculate Voyager I's distance from the Sun?

  • Teacher note
    Students will hopefully pick out the Voyager I's speed through space, when it was launched, and how far the earth is from the sun. Once they pull those out, lead them to picking out d=rt as the relationship between those pieces.
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  • 2.

    How far was Voyager I from Earth on the day you were born?

  • 3.

    How long does it take to receive a radio transmission from Voyager I?

  • 4.

    What was significant about Voyager I crossing into interstellar space? How do you think crossing that boundary might affect its speed?

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