I stumbled onto an article today and thought it was a rather fascinating idea, one I think I would love to take part in if given half the chance at some point. The article covered a wager made by a professional gambler, that he could survive in near complete isolation, in the dark, for 30 days – if he did it, he would get $100,000. Now, that’s a wager I think I could do standing on my head.

But, let’s dig into this with a little more detail, because I wonder, as someone who has sought a high level of solitude in my own life, is isolation really negative to the human being? This is part of my ongoing series on Science Talk.

So, let’s dive in.

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No one would have guessed back in 1977 that the unmanned spacecrafts, Voyager 1 and 2, would still be up and running over forty years later.

But, in November 2018, Voyager 1 left the Solar System we call home, and ventured out into interstellar space, a feat achieved by
Voyager 2 back in 2013.

Now, this human made spacecraft is on a new mission, one that may just outlast the human race itself. So, let’s dig into this first article in my new series on Science Talk.

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