Posts tagged with ‘voyager 1

Voyager has more or less left the solar system

While NASA won’t say yet that Voyager I has officially left the solar system, because it’s kind of a wide, wobbly border, but as far as we know right now, the tiny little space probe that could has pretty much left the solar system, making it the first manmade object to do so.

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Voyager I space probe discovers a new region of our solar system, the “magnetic highway”

Yesterday, NASA announced their findings from Curiosity rover soil samples, but in other really big astronomy news, the Voyager I space probe has discovered a brand new layer of the skin at the edge of the solar system— a “magnetic highway”, that ferries charged particles in a thin layer just on the edge of the sun’s reach.

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After 34 years, Voyager I is about to leave our solar system into interstellar space

In thirty four years, Voyager I has seen some absolutely amazing things and has helped map our solar system like no other piece of machinery. And now it’s about to leave our solar system and into the great unknown.

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NASA’s Voyager I is about to become the first manmade object to leave the solar system

First launched in 1977, NASA’s Voyager I spacecraft has seen a lot of things in its long journey from Earth. And now, as it nears the heliopause, it will soon be the first manmade object to leave the solar system and venture into deep space.

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Voyager discovers a frothy stew of magnetic bubbles at the edge of the solar system

The little Voyager I probe just keeps on going out through the edge of the solar system and beyond, still sending back valuable information. Scientists already knew that at the very outer edge of the solar system was the heliopause, where the Sun’s influence ends and deep space begins, but it was always assumed that it was made of graceful arcs of magnetic energy curving back towards the Sun.

But as it turns out, it’s more like a frothy jacuzzi of magnetic bubbles.

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Voyager 1 about to leave the solar system forever

Thirty three years after its launch, Voyager 1 has been speeding across the solar system and now may be reaching the very edge of the solar system as it heads into interstellar space. 

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