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Message 1538165 - Posted: 9 Jul 2014, 0:17:23 UTC

Confirmed: Voyager 1 in Interstellar Space


NASA's Voyager I spacecraft has been steadily journeying away from the sun to the outer reaches of the solar system since its 1977 launch. As it travels farther out and enters a different region of the solar system, it's occasionally affected by coronal mass ejections -- shock waves caused from massive violent eruptions from our sun

http://www.cnet.com/news/nasas-voyager-hit-by-third-solar-tsunami/


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Message 1538167 - Posted: 9 Jul 2014, 0:19:03 UTC - in response to Message 1538165.

Confirmed: Voyager 1 in Interstellar Space

New data collected by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft have helped scientists confirm that the far-flung probe is indeed cruising through interstellar space, the researchers say.

Voyager 1 made headlines around the world last year when mission scientists announced that the probe had apparently left the heliosphere — the huge bubble of charged particles and magnetic fields surrounding the sun — in August 2012.

http://www.space.com/26462-voyager-1-interstellar-space-confirmed.html


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Message 1538223 - Posted: 9 Jul 2014, 4:03:57 UTC

Seems to me from reading these and other articles that it's still sort of in the realm of our solar system, but by golly it sure is doing great, still talking to us! :~)


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Message 1538331 - Posted: 9 Jul 2014, 7:02:56 UTC

Awwwwwwwwww... it's like when your children leave home... and still stay in touch with you :)

Thanks for the posts Lynn :) Superb! Hi Gordon :)

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Message 1538415 - Posted: 9 Jul 2014, 9:45:00 UTC

Thanx for the update Lynn:)



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Message 1538485 - Posted: 9 Jul 2014, 13:22:35 UTC - in response to Message 1538167.

All I can say is: Fascinating.

"While it's unclear exactly how far away from Earth the Oort Cloud lies, Voyager 1 won't get there for quite a while. NASA scientists have estimated that Voyager 1 will emerge from the Oort Cloud in 14,000 to 28,000 years."

Wonder what this planet will look like then...

Thanks for the updates Lynn.


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Message 1538870 - Posted: 10 Jul 2014, 3:00:34 UTC - in response to Message 1538485.


"While it's unclear exactly how far away from Earth the Oort Cloud lies, Voyager 1 won't get there for quite a while. NASA scientists have estimated that Voyager 1 will emerge from the Oort Cloud in 14,000 to 28,000 years."


That's a long time to dodge bullets the size of boulders lets hope it isn't hit by one traveling through the ORD cloud

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Message 1541995 - Posted: 15 Jul 2014, 11:47:11 UTC
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Good luck Voyager.

The Oort cloud is a spherical cloud of predominantly icy planetesimals believed to surround the Sun at up to 50,000 AU. This places the cloud a quarter of the distance to Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun. The Kuiper Belt and the Scattered Disc, the other two reservoirs of trans-Neptunian objects are less than one thousandth of the distance. The outer limit of the Oort cloud defines the cosmographical boundary of the Solar System and the region of the Sun's gravitational dominance.

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Message 1542543 - Posted: 16 Jul 2014, 10:54:47 UTC

Good luck Voyager.


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Message 1542549 - Posted: 16 Jul 2014, 11:37:39 UTC - in response to Message 1542543.

Good luck Voyager.


+1!


+2!!!

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Message 1542569 - Posted: 16 Jul 2014, 13:25:19 UTC
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I am confused. It's been said that Voyager 1 has left the solar system and ventured out into deep space. Now we say that the Oort cloud surrounds the Sun. If so; I think that it is still very much in our Solar system.

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Message 1542582 - Posted: 16 Jul 2014, 13:48:17 UTC - in response to Message 1542569.

I am confused. It's been said that Voyager 1 has left the solar system and ventured out into deep space. Now we say that the Oort cloud surrounds the Sun. If so; I think that it is still very much in our Solar system.

There are two boundaries. Gravitational and electro-magnetic. It has passed one. The next will take many thousands of years at its present rate of speed.

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Message 1546530 - Posted: 23 Jul 2014, 22:23:08 UTC - in response to Message 1542582.

Voyager may not have left solar system after all

The Voyager 1 spacecraft was thought to have left the solar system in 2012, but now scientists believe it may not be in interstellar space after all

When Voyager became the first man-made object to leave the solar system in 2012, scientists hailed it as a ‘milestone’ and the beginning of an incredible new journey.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/10986837/Voyager-may-not-have-left-solar-system-after-all.html


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Message 1546579 - Posted: 24 Jul 2014, 0:11:54 UTC

Most of the scientists involved still think that Voyager I has left the solar system and the final decision may be a matter of semantics. It's sort of like the argument about whether Pluto is a planet or not.


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Message 1546630 - Posted: 24 Jul 2014, 2:03:42 UTC - in response to Message 1546579.

Those of you who fancy travel to a another star system should reflect on how long Voyager has been traveling and may still be in our solar system.

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Message 1546849 - Posted: 24 Jul 2014, 10:12:24 UTC

The vastness of Space is beyond imagination...



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Message 1546903 - Posted: 24 Jul 2014, 13:06:33 UTC

Yes it is, because we live in a finite world not an in-finite one, as I keep pointing out :-))

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Message 1546950 - Posted: 24 Jul 2014, 18:53:34 UTC

Our narrow world is finite, the Universe in realtime isn't:) The VoyagerI will get much further is what I think...



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Message 1547006 - Posted: 24 Jul 2014, 20:19:04 UTC

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Message 1547681 - Posted: 26 Jul 2014, 0:00:37 UTC

only fate can stop the old girl now let's hope fate is kind to her and let's hope the Cosmos is a gentle man and let's her pass without incedent



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