Boy : You know, I want to ask NASA something.
Mum : What makes you think that you can call NASA and asked them?
Boy : Just get their number lah.
Mum : Its not that easy you know….blah blah blah blah….anyways, what did you want to ask them?
Boy : Had Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 reached the end of the Universe already?
Mum : huh? were they going there? …*wonders where this boy knows abt all this mission*
Boy : Yeah! I think they are on their way.
*I guess watching National Geographic helps*
Mum : I am sure its not that fast, by the way how do they know whether they’ve reached the end of the Universe. *only God knows*
Boy : Of course they know, you know our Universe consist of all the planets (eg. Sun, Mars, Pluto, Earth)
Mum : Uh huh…
Boy : All that surrounds it are all the stars but when you see all those planets and stars get too small and you find yourself surrounded with just black space, that’s when you know it’s the end of the Universe.
Mum : hmmm…
I am intrigued by the boy’s interest, so I decided to look it up. So this is what I found.
“More than 30 years after they left Earth, NASA’s twin Voyager probes are now at the edge of the solar system. Not only that, they’re still working. And with each passing day they are beaming back a message that, to scientists, is both unsettling and thrilling. The message is, “Expect the unexpected.”
(excerpts from : http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/voyager20110428.html)
Mum : oh wow! They’ve been in space for over 30 years!!!?
Boy : Yalah! *nonchalant*
At a young age of 11 yo, he knows more than when I was at his age. Shame on me.
All these over a cup of tea and french bread pizza. 🙂
Another great conversation. Bless.
What a coincidence! While reading the tweets, saw this Breaking News!