Article: 261563 of talk.bizarre
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Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:45:44 -0500
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Voyager sped from our solar system and into the next.  As
chance would have it, its course neatly intersected that of
a planet sustaining numerous promising lifeforms.

Lacking landing jets of any kind, Voyager burned up in the
atmosphere of the planet.  The fissionable material in its
ancient reactor fragmented, leaving a trail of radioactive
debris that destroyed all life on the most populous archipelago 
inside six generations.  Meanwhile, the pictures and discs and
other gifts to aliens became so much smoke in the troposphere.

In this manner, humanity's first chapter in interplanetary
interaction was written in terribly characteristic style.
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