Voyager 2's 11 billion mile journey at a human scale

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RememberYAD : Voy - *ager*

Gemini Apollo : This comment section: 99% Complaining abt metric system 1% others

Mohammad Shameel : It's not used at a human scale... It's used at an American scale, which does not represent all humans

Lucas Soné : Complicated for no reason

Dé-Vonté Hunte : So NASA can get pictures from a satellite that's billions of miles away and I can't get Wi-Fi from the other room?

PlayTheMind : Still hasn't reached the extent of mankind's ego.

ユーネト / Yuuneto : why miles though :(

fahoudey : Funny that NASA use metric in there measurement, then they have to convert it to an 18th century measurement for a country that still think a 3 barelycorn stacked lengthwise "an accurate unit of length"

Craig Kenny : Everyone giving out about the metric system but honestly I just think it was a terrible representation of the scale.there are so many better ways to visualize this...👎

Tadeo D'Oria : Gee, thanks for using a measurement unit most of the world can't understand... At least put metric units in text only while editing the video, how hard is it to google the unit conversions? Also, given that you had to travel to Governors Island, why not just travel to a place where you can be accurate in your travel distance instead of having to take the ferry and all those distractions? I usually love your videos, but this was just poorly idealized and poorly executed...

Lord Orio : at least use both, imperial and metri systems togeder, so everibody can understand scales easaly

REAl REAction : **Vox is Democratic PROPAGANDA**

Jake Doogily : Lmao are the people at NASA sirius about taking like 300 years to get to a star?

Dennis Wang : And maybe, just maybe, America will finally convert to the metric system

Holland1994D : Miles? Inches? Dislike.



Amit Bisht : The perfect example of average American retardedness : *Refuses to use metric system* *uses imperial units like foot/feet * *officially defines a foot as 0.3048 meters* *refuses to use metric system directly*

Matthew C : It's funny how people are arguing about the fact that miles and inches are used when the whole point of the video is to show that it's impossible for humans to understand this great distance. ... 11 billion miles vs. 17.7 billion kilometers... what's the difference? Our minds can't even comprehend the distance. They showed the cameras really close to represent the distance between the Earth and moon then really far apart to represent Voyager II's distance from Earth. I think everyone can understand that.

Top300Drugs : This actually didn't help to visualize the distance at all. Would've done better with an animated comparison picture, or at LEAST a drone shot because this video didn't even give a proper overall view of the distance between the two cameras. K, I'm done dragging y'all 😊

LuappleSnapples : What was unclear is which distance you went by for the total distance of voyager. Was the the curvy path that you took or the straight line distance that you showed at the end? Cool concept, poor execution

The Batman : First satellite to pass uranus.

Grant Chapman : I honestly don't understand why people dislike completely normal and innocent videos like these. It just makes absolutely no sense. Like do they just feel like being different or something?

Ian Johnson : To all the simpletons who watched the video, but decided to complain about the measurement system used ... Here it is in a way you can grasp and comprehend .... VOYAGER 2 IS VERY VERY FAR AWAY. .... there that simple enough for you??????

#1 Maggot : and of course there's people using the "where's the metric system" to bash the United States again. Seriously stop complaining. Convert it yourself. It's not difficult. Maybe they're next video will please your metric elitist mind

Tameka Flynn : Vox is an american channel run by a american media corporation publishing a video in american english for its majority american audience. In what world does it make sense to use the metric system?

Justin Hopkins : Metric system complainers. Stop being lazy and either translate the numbers, or go to Wikipedia and look up the voyager numbers yourself. It's really not a big deal.

Kaleb Hobson-Garcia : It's funny how 99% of the comments are just people complaining about the use of the imperial system instead of the metric system

Davide Renda : We get it, you're an American company, but you talk about science and ypu have an international audience, so please, if you don't want to completely switch to metric, which is understandable, at least use both units if measurements!

Sashimi Tuga : Since less than 10% of the world uses the imperial system you should at least have a foot note or something for the rest of the world.

It's Me : Ok, I know there is a lot of problems about the Units they used, but people in high school they teaches different types of units, so I prefer International Metric System, but I can do the conversions too. Take it as science/math problem you need to solve, 1 mi = 1.6 Km. And is incredible how far that machine has gone.

Ariq Rashid : Don't waste your time scrolling down, 99% of the comments are these: "Stupid channel talking about science but not metric system" Thank me later

Ferran Espuña : Too bad all the units are nonsense.

perukito. : Why is everyone complaining about the inches and miles stfu and watch the video

Diệu Bằng Mạch : use metric !! dammit!!!!

Pickpocket : disliked because imperial system!

Ashwin Gupta : As an American, I concur that in science metric is the way to go. Imperial doesn't make much sense, base 12 isn't practical for most situations. Plus random relationship between mile and foot doesn't help either. Still a great video tho.

kyle khan : so Voyager 2 is just somewhere in space? does it sing Happy birthday to itself too?

Eichelglut : I think it's funny that non-Americans who claim the metric system is SUPERIOR to the INFERIOR Imperial system(which Americans used to put twelve men on the Moon and brought them ALL back safe and sound)have NOT accomplished such a STUPENDOUS, INCREDIBLE feat like the Americans did almost 50 YEARS AGO! Way to go USA! Looks like the rest of the world is JEALOUS of the Americans. My mother is an American ... which means ... For Goodness sakes! I'm also an American! Life, Liberty and the pursuit of ALWAYS using a yardstick!(pounds and gallons)I'm just saying. :^()

Salokin : Woah, this is some stoner science. Neat

tontopuerco : Please use metric

Ève : Can you put the units in metric too, please? This video is impossible to understand. Remember there is only 3 countries who don't use the metric system (and two of them are converting themselves). It will help you channel grow (more international views and it will help people for whom english is a foreign language and people who are deaf/hard of hearing). It's better for everybody if you use the metric system.

ShityPC Gaming : It's funny, I'm American and wouldn't complain about the metric system. I would convert it later. Everybody's just mad and lazy

Rob The Fandom Menace : The gold disks are not diverse enough. Aliens will think we were a species of bigots. smh

Jackson Whitlow : As an American, can we please start using the metric system? It'll make life SO much easier.

Spyro : Whilst I prefer the metric system, can still understand Imperial easily enough. Idk what all theses idiots are complaining about 😂

Alberto Barajas : Meanwhile some of you are complaining about not getting the video, these men put the time and effort of getting off their beds, and not having a phone facing above them waiting to smack their faces flat on from ignorant judgement. Read a damn astronomy book instead of youtubing everything kids

Jon Targaryen : 99.9% of the comments are angry foreigners lol

Venatix_ 92 : Use. The. Metric. System. Seriously..feet and miles are really hard to understand when it comes to distances.

wackywong : Haha, I came to the comment section to say something about the imperial system (vs the metric system). Guess I wasn't the only one with that bright idea!