Talk:Voyager 1

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Speed as of entering interstellar space[edit]

The speed is given as 17.030 km/s (third paragraph summary) when Voyager 1 entered space. This does not seem to be possible? That's not so much less than the speed of light. Nevermind in the source only roughly twice that value is given for mph (38000). The numbers don't add up. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.241.193.35 (talk) 17:34, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

The dot/period in this number is the decimal separator. Please refer to the Manual of Style at the section for Decimals. Fred Johansen (talk) 19:07, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Voyager 1/GA3. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Jaguar (talk · contribs) 20:09, 18 May 2015 (UTC)


I'm quite busy outside of Wikipedia but I should have this to you ASAP JAGUAR  20:09, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Initial comments[edit]

  • "It is the farthest spacecraft from Earth, at a distance of about 130.62 AU (1.954×1010 km)" - this would sound better the other way around, At a distance of approximately 130.62 AU (1.954×1010 km), it is the farthest spacecraft from Earth.
  • I would recommend either expanding the short second paragraph in the lead or merging it with the first, if you prefer
  • "It also studied the weather, magnetic fields, and rings of those worlds" - planets?
  • "exploring the interstellar medium.Voyager 1 crossed" - there is no space in between that full stop
  • "As calculated automatically based on today's date, Voyager 1 only has 74.2% of the plutonium-238 that it had at launch. By 2025, it will have only 68.8% left." - completely unsourced and I would at least recommend expanding or merging this as it is too short for a standalone paragraph
  • The Computers section is largely unsourced
  • The middle of the Flyby of Saturn section contains no citations - I know that the material is in the sources given so it should be easy to give them citations
  • "riggered by a solar outburst that had occurred in March 2012[53] (Electron density is expected to be two orders of magnitude higher outside the heliopause than within.[55])" - syntax errors in this sentence, Election should not be capitalised in the brackets and the citation should also be outside the brackets

References[edit]

On hold[edit]

A very interesting article that only has a few minor syntax/prose issues that could be addressed with ease. Sorry for taking so long to review this as I've been ill over the past few days. I'll leave this on hold for the standard seven days until all of the above are clarified. Thanks! Good article on hold JAGUAR  13:24, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

I'll take it. -The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 15:05, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
@Jaguar:Yes check.svg Done 'em all..-The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 18:37, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your updates! Looks like we're good to go Good article JAGUAR  19:25, 23 May 2015 (UTC)


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Voyager 1

Voyager 1

Improved to Good Article status by The Herald (talk). Nominated by Casliber (talk) at 01:21, 27 May 2015 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough as promoted to Ga on 23 May, long enough at 21,715 characters. Article is well sourced and neutral as part of GA process. ALT 1 is my preferred hook and is sourced to three scientific articles. The image is used in the article and looks okay and is tagged as in the public domain, however I would appreciate someone having a log at the warning notice listed on the image to make sure we aren't contravening something. Article is good to go however.Blethering Scot 17:42, 27 May 2015 (UTC)