Mon 8 Oct 2012
I am 57 years old and it may all be down hill from here. Seriously. In humankind’s 100,000 year history we just threw a spear out of here. In terms of what we were promised, you know warp drive, aliens and foreign civilizations it is kind of drab, but in terms of a goal posts, it is a huge leap. Some might even say a quantum leap. All I can say is WOW.
More evidence that Voyager has exited the solar system
A science blog with Eric Berger
Something very, very interesting is happening with Voyager 1, the human probe that’s the very farthest from Earth.
New data from the spacecraft, which I will discuss below, indicate Voyager 1 may have exited the solar system for good. If true, this would mark a truly historic moment for the human race — sending a spacecraft beyond the edge of our home solar system.
To cross this boundary scientists say they would need to observe three things:
1. An increase in high-energy cosmic rays originating from outside our solar system
2. A drop in charged particles emanating from the sun.
3. A change in the direction of the magnetic field.
Go there and read. More tomorrow.
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