Space: How a British radio station broke the world record with its first program broadcast in deep space | Science | News


In recent years, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic have challenged space exploration capabilities, and 2022 promised to be the best year yet. At first glance, radio and space might not seem to go together. But as a national station has just proven, they can sometimes work together to achieve record success.

Last Monday, Fun Kids Radio – a national digital children’s and pop radio station – broke a Guinness World Record by broadcasting the first radio program in deep space.

Deep space exploration is described as the branch of astronomy, astronautics, and space technology involved in the exploration of the distant regions of outer space.

The idea that was coined “Mission Transmission” was launched into the galaxy from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich London.

Tim Peake – former International Space Station crew member – attended the event, which was simulcast live across the UK.

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The broadcast was sent as a radio signal – a type of light wave – capable of traveling up to 299,792,458 meters per second – the speed of light.

In less than 1.3 seconds, the audio topped the moon. The same trip was made by the Apollo 11 spacecraft in 76 hours.

During this time, it is estimated that it will take 2.5 million years for the signal to exit the Milky Way and reach the next galaxy.


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