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Voyager 1 Reaches Interstellar Space... Maybe

druske <dave@...>
 

CNN reports that a group of scientists now believes that Voyager 1 has
crossed over the heliopause some 8.4 billion miles away. If the claim
pans out, that makes the CDP1802 the first microprocessor in
interstellar space... and it's still functioning. If the claim is
refuted, well, odds are good we just need to wait a little longer.

In at least one respect, other microprocessors have a long way to go
to catch up to the humble 1802!

Here's the link:
http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/11/05/voyager.solar.boundary.ap/index.html

Dave