Monday, December 13, 2010

Voyager 1 Now Further Out Then The Solar Winds Can Reach

Voyager 1, the furthest man made object away from Earth, has just crossed a new milestone.

http://www.universetoday.com/81662/voyager-1-has-outdistanced-the-solar-wind

"The venerable Voyager spacecraft are truly going where no one has gone before. Voyager 1 has now reached a distant point at the edge of our solar system where it is no longer detecting the solar wind. At a distance of about 17.3 billion km (10.8 billion miles) from the Sun, Voyager 1 has crossed into an area where the velocity of the hot ionized gas, or plasma, emanating directly outward from the sun has slowed to zero. Scientists suspect the solar wind has been turned sideways by the pressure from the interstellar wind in the region between stars."

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