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Message 1246514 - Posted: 15 Jun 2012, 17:53:13 UTC

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Data From NASA's Voyager 1 Point to Interstellar Future


Data from NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft indicate that the venerable deep-space explorer has encountered a region in space where the intensity of charged particles from beyond our solar system has markedly increased. Voyager scientists looking at this rapid rise draw closer to an inevitable but historic conclusion - that humanity's first emissary to interstellar space is on the edge of our solar system.

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Message 1246520 - Posted: 15 Jun 2012, 18:00:30 UTC - in response to Message 1246514.

I was woundering what was happening with that project thank for info

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Message 1246534 - Posted: 15 Jun 2012, 18:42:31 UTC - in response to Message 1246520.

I was woundering what was happening with that project thank for info


Welcome!


Undated artist's concept illustrating where our solar system's final frontier, the heliosheath, fits in relation to our galaxy. REUTERS/NASA

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Message 1246542 - Posted: 15 Jun 2012, 19:06:32 UTC - in response to Message 1246534.

Voyager 1 11.1 billion miles from earth, voyager 2 9.8 billion miles from earth, both are in a bow shock wave caused by the sun. Seems its concentrateing particles.

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Message 1247048 - Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 18:50:11 UTC - in response to Message 1246542.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/voyager20120614.html
Data From NASA's Voyager 1 Point to Interstellar Future

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/index.html
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http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/

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Message 1247768 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 2:36:45 UTC

Awesome. Keep on truckin' Voyagers!!

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Message 1247866 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 10:13:45 UTC

Brilliant stuff, thanks Lynn :-)

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Message 1248253 - Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 6:10:09 UTC - in response to Message 1247866.

Brilliant stuff, thanks Lynn :-)



Yes, indeed. Your welcome, Chris
"It is very exciting. We are approaching the solar system's frontier."

Maybe we will find out what this means??


Sun Slower Than Previously Thought: New Finding May Upend 'Bow-Shock' Theory

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Message 1248423 - Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 20:54:31 UTC

Great update, thanks. So interesting.

I get frustrated when a web page loads slowly. Imagine having the patience to send a signal to Voyager I and then having to wait 33 hours for a response!
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Message 1273556 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 0:29:44 UTC - in response to Message 1248423.

Happy Birthday Voyagers!


35-Year-Old Voyager 2 Probe Is NASA's Longest Mission Ever

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Message 1280168 - Posted: 5 Sep 2012, 6:49:39 UTC - in response to Message 1273556.


Nasa's Voyager 'dancing on the edge' of outer space



Voyager 1 set to burst solar system bubble, move to parts unknown

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Message 1281040 - Posted: 7 Sep 2012, 15:40:08 UTC - in response to Message 1280168.

power supplies are going to fade by 2020. lets hope they find more interesting things by then
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Message 1281327 - Posted: 8 Sep 2012, 7:02:19 UTC - in response to Message 1281040.

Assuming the craft continues to function normally, they will have to start turning off other on-board instruments from 2020, and it is expected to run out of power completely in 2025.

Yes, indeed hope they find something.

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Message 1281363 - Posted: 8 Sep 2012, 9:17:17 UTC - in response to Message 1281327.

Yes, indeed hope they find something


A remarkable achievement but they won't find anything since it will take 75000 years to reach the nearest star and thats if it is even aimed at Proxima Centauri. It's a big place out there folks.

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Message 1281390 - Posted: 8 Sep 2012, 10:49:19 UTC - in response to Message 1281327.

Assuming the craft continues to function normally, they will have to start turning off other on-board instruments from 2020, and it is expected to run out of power completely in 2025.

Yes, indeed hope they find something.

One day, in many years to come, when we can travel through space at speeds far
in excess of that possible at the moment, man's quest will be to, "Find Voyagers
and recover"....


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Message 1281412 - Posted: 8 Sep 2012, 11:55:11 UTC

Not sure it wouldn't be best to let them carry on and see "who else" finds them!

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Message 1281640 - Posted: 8 Sep 2012, 20:43:18 UTC - in response to Message 1281412.

Not sure it wouldn't be best to let them carry on and see "who else" finds them!


Apparently in the future the Klingons come across one of the voyagers and destroy it :(
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Message 1281730 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 0:18:03 UTC - in response to Message 1281640.

Not sure it wouldn't be best to let them carry on and see "who else" finds them!


Apparently in the future the Klingons come across one of the voyagers and destroy it :(


The Klingons are now relegated to the annals of history. One suspects, via
their constant fighting, that they may well have become extinct by now.
Can't say the same about the Dalek's though, their bound to be out there
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Message 1281775 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 5:08:47 UTC - in response to Message 1281730.

A band led by a Voyager engineer also played "Johnny B. Goode," one of the songs from the Golden Record. The Golden Record is a 12-inch, gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.

The music alone, images, should scare a fictional warrior race. If they are found, please let it be from the planet Antarea. They formed an outpost on the planet Earth, on an island known to mankind as the mythical civilization of Atlantis; according to legend, Atlantis sank as the result of an earthquake.

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Message 1281886 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 13:26:31 UTC

From the film Cocoon.

I'd go with them ....

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