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.
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.