Our little golden record, shorn long, long ago of its supporting text (and context) has now traveled far beyond the outer solar system, off past 3,000 on its way to its eventual home beyond 10,000.
Since its planetary mission is over, it is now being used to determine what the Tumblrverse is like beyond the heliosphere. On September 3, 2012, it passed the termination shock into the heliosheath, approximately 3,000 likes and reblogs further from South 12th than any other post.
It’s now far past Plutonian orbit, where it was reblogged with terse, one-sentence commentary by surly teens. It now travels over the precipice into deep space, silently reblogged without comment, over and over and over.
It will soon enter a new region referred to as a “cosmic purgatory.” The inner edge of this stagnation region is located approximately 4,000 reblogs from South 12th, while the outer edge is unknown.