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Message 1374891 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 17:56:28 UTC - in response to Message 1373910.


Voyager is approaching solar system's outer limit


Most astronomers set the outer edge of the solar system at the far edge of the Oort cloud which, by some estimates, is over a light-year out. It will be many, many thousands of years before they exit the solar system.

Just another example of journalistic hyperbole.

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Message 1374924 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 20:39:17 UTC

Agreed Kenzie, agreed. But what they have done so far is awesome nevertheless.



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Message 1385216 - Posted: 27 Jun 2013, 20:50:44 UTC - in response to Message 1374924.

Okay!


NASA's Voyager 1 Explores Final Frontier of Our 'Solar Bubble'


PASADENA, Calif. -- Data from Voyager 1, now more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from the sun, suggest the spacecraft is closer to becoming the first human-made object to reach interstellar space.

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Message 1385356 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 10:57:40 UTC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23075332
The BBC are reporting on the Voyagers now....


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Message 1385376 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 13:04:26 UTC

We have to wait a few months though for real news. Meanwhile both probes have sufficient power in their plutonium "batteries" to keep working into the next decade.

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Message 1404393 - Posted: 17 Aug 2013, 18:33:49 UTC - in response to Message 1385376.

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Voyager 1 Has Left the Building for Realz, New Study Says


I think the jury is still out, on Voyager.
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Message 1404402 - Posted: 17 Aug 2013, 18:51:24 UTC

Agreed Lynn, it is still moot.

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Message 1404776 - Posted: 18 Aug 2013, 19:05:51 UTC
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bah you know, never anything made that far previously, so ... there isnt any datas you can compare with
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Message 1404785 - Posted: 18 Aug 2013, 19:21:36 UTC - in response to Message 1404776.

Chris and Michel..

This is what Reuters is reporting.


Voyager left solar system last year, new research shows


hmmmm?

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Message 1404809 - Posted: 18 Aug 2013, 20:35:17 UTC

Lynn, the Jury is sill out until further data can be got.

But it must be very close to the boundary .....

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Message 1404849 - Posted: 18 Aug 2013, 21:35:22 UTC - in response to Message 1404809.

Lynn, the Jury is sill out until further data can be got.

But it must be very close to the boundary .....




I agree with you , Chris. Can't believe everything one reads.

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Message 1404870 - Posted: 18 Aug 2013, 23:24:30 UTC - in response to Message 1404849.

Should have went to NASA, in the first place.


NASA Voyager Statement about Competing Models to Explain Recent Spacecraft Data


A newly published paper argues that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has already entered interstellar space. The model described in the paper is new and different from other models used so far to explain the data the spacecraft has been sending back from more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) away from our sun.

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Message 1405722 - Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 23:35:49 UTC - in response to Message 1404870.


Voyager 2 Celebrates 36 Years In Space, Approaches Interstellar Border




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Message 1405878 - Posted: 21 Aug 2013, 9:44:42 UTC

Scientists are not sure exactly how far the Voyager spacecraft must travel in order to reach interstellar space, but they say that there will be three signs, including the disappearance of charged particles, cosmic rays zooming in and a change in the direction of the magnetic field. So far, Voyager 1 has reported two of the three changes: charged particles disappearing as they zoom out and cosmic rays from far away zooming in. Now, they anticipate the switch in the magnetic field, which would indicate the presence of the interstellar magnetic field.

Good luck to both of them :-))

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Message 1405942 - Posted: 21 Aug 2013, 13:13:38 UTC

same here Lynn ^^

it s like i m trying to catch a fly with chopsticks ^^ the link always evades me hehe
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Message 1405959 - Posted: 21 Aug 2013, 13:50:06 UTC - in response to Message 1405722.


Voyager 2 Celebrates 36 Years In Space, Approaches Interstellar Border




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Woohoo!!

Fingers crossed for both Voyagers!
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Message 1406073 - Posted: 21 Aug 2013, 18:06:29 UTC

Ay lad, we built things to last in 'the good ole days'

Let's hope they keeping for another few years.... hello 40th :)
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Message 1406219 - Posted: 22 Aug 2013, 1:31:33 UTC

Fun with scaling factors:

If the sun was the size of a 1cm marble, Earth would be 1m away, Neptune would be 30m away, Voyager 1 would be 128m away, and Alpha Centuri would be 300km away.

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Message 1406429 - Posted: 22 Aug 2013, 12:47:39 UTC
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A little bit of Earth out there somewhere in the dark yonder....never to be forgotten.
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Message 1407831 - Posted: 26 Aug 2013, 7:31:36 UTC

To infinity and beyond...and who knows, maybe to encounter an alien life form one day...
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