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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Well, you blithely dismiss other established scientific concepts.

    How does it relate to the OP? Well, how could something leave the solar system if the solar system is not a solar system?
    So really you aren't interested in discussing the OP just personally attacking me? Noted.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

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    NASA's Voyager 1 probe has become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space, the U.S. space agency announced Thursday.

    Scientists report they have strong evidence that the unmanned spacecraft has crossed the magnetic boundary separating the solar system's sun, planets and solar wind from the rest of the galaxy. The announcement comes more than 36 years after the unmanned spacecraft lifted off on a journey that gave humans close-up views of Jupiter and Saturn before heading toward deep space.


    Voyager 1 probe has left 'solar bubble' - CNN.com

    NASA’s press release can be found at:

    NASA Spacecraft Embarks on Historic Journey Into Interstellar Space | NASA
    I remember watching the Voyager flyby of Saturn on live TV. The scientists would come out with pictures of the rings, say in an excited voice "see this, it means most of what we know about gravity is wrong. Isn't it great"! I always figured if more people saw things like that they would have a better respect for scientists and how science works.

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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
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    NASA's Voyager 1 probe has become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space, the U.S. space agency announced Thursday.

    Scientists report they have strong evidence that the unmanned spacecraft has crossed the magnetic boundary separating the solar system's sun, planets and solar wind from the rest of the galaxy. The announcement comes more than 36 years after the unmanned spacecraft lifted off on a journey that gave humans close-up views of Jupiter and Saturn before heading toward deep space.


    Voyager 1 probe has left 'solar bubble' - CNN.com

    NASA’s press release can be found at:

    NASA Spacecraft Embarks on Historic Journey Into Interstellar Space | NASA
    That is pretty cool.

    What would be even more cool would be if it were to be discovered back, parked in Earth orbit, with a message or two from whoever encountered it out there.

    Wasn't it Voyager that sent back a picture of Earth from the orbit of Pluto, that famous picture of the Earth as a tiny, lonely, little blue dot against a sea of black and stars? That had to have been one of the most memorable pictures ever.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    It would have been better had it ran into a wall painted to look like the the galaxy, but still cool.

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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    It would have been better had it ran into a wall painted to look like the the galaxy, but still cool.
    That would have started some brand new scientific hypotheses, wouldn't it?
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    From CNN:

    NASA's Voyager 1 probe has become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space, the U.S. space agency announced Thursday.

    Scientists report they have strong evidence that the unmanned spacecraft has crossed the magnetic boundary separating the solar system's sun, planets and solar wind from the rest of the galaxy. The announcement comes more than 36 years after the unmanned spacecraft lifted off on a journey that gave humans close-up views of Jupiter and Saturn before heading toward deep space.


    Voyager 1 probe has left 'solar bubble' - CNN.com

    NASA’s press release can be found at:

    NASA Spacecraft Embarks on Historic Journey Into Interstellar Space | NASA
    I find it moving to the point of tears. This one of the most beautiful and grand accomplishments in the history of our country and our species. No one will ever be able to forget this first little emissary dispatched into the void between the stars.

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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    Truly remarkable. No longer under the influence of the Sun's gravity just floating in a sea of nothing waiting for something to stumble across it. I hope that something is friendly though, or, if not, I hope it doesn't like liberals either..


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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    I'm glad I lived long enough to see this day. A magnificent achievement. Makes me proud.

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    Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    It is a bit arbitrary though. Is the magnetic field the true end of the solar system? I mean, we say something has left earth and is in space way before its escaped earths gravitational pull.

    It's too bad it only has another decade to communicate. It's even more sad that ( I think) Voyager 1 and 2 are the only probes that will do this, and we have no plans that I know of to send another. But we have plenty of money to bomb Syria and buy handguns.
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