Voyager 2 May Have Been Hacked As It Entered Deep Space

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NASA's ground-breaking voyager 2 probe is almost more than 3 decades into its epic journey towards unknown deep space. On April 22nd, 2010 just as the spacecraft prepares to cross the boundary to enter into interstellar space, it suddenly malfunctions without any warning. As NASA’s planetary scientist, Kevin Baines said:

“Just about 10 billion miles away from the Earth and all of the sudden it starts sending data in the language we don’t understand. It can be called as an alien language”. Someone or something had altered Voyager 2’s communication system. Kevin continued: “Checking the systems with another data link that they have, they (Voyager 2 team) can tell nothing else is wrong on the spacecraft. It’s just one system”.



Later results revealed that a single digit in the binary code of command system on Voyager 2; ‘0’ was flipped to a ‘1’. Flipping of one bit of data suggest that some unknown party intentionally interfered with Voyager 2’s on-board computers.


Binary bit flipping is trick used by several hackers. Bit flipping can actually shut down a computer or even corrupt data. 

NASA's Investigators started to look for the source of this possible hack and they first looked at Earth. But as the distance is involved so this makes it highly unlikely.


As we all know that Voyager 2 is carrying a message by humanity into space. The message encoded abroad Voyager 2 is for intelligent civilizations it may encounter in future. 

So could bit flipping be a response to our message? Some researchers say that bit flipping could be an obvious response by Aliens. After 3 weeks of this anomaly researcher were successful in restoring the communication system. But who or what caused the anomaly is still a question. The exact cause of bit flipping still stays unknown.

Could it be Aliens?


Comments

  1. "In a language we don't understand"... you mean random gibberish. Aliens? Right... because they have no better way of figuring out what we're doing than to hack a satelite that couldn't even power a toaster by today's standards.

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  2. I assume google image search led you to my Elite: Dangerous imgur album
    https://imgur.com/a/v52x2

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  3. why is the the term data corruption not even mentioned in the entire article? I'm sorry, this article seems to push in a certain direction.

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  4. This is why we invented error correction.

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