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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
    very cool; this story has fascinated me for a while. it's incredible that it is still sending back data.

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

    In other words, it takes 36 years for a 250 million dollar camera to drift out of the solar system.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I heard an interesting tidbit. If Voyager was to continue at its current pace it is destined to reach the nearest star in over 40,000 years. That kinda blows my mind how vast our universe really is.
    and that's just the closest star inside our own galaxy. There are hundreds of billions of other galaxies as well.
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    Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    I just heard on science Friday that it is still in the Oort Cloud. To me, that means its still in the Solar System.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    Yahoo News UK & Ireland - Latest World News & UK News Headlines

    A strange, unearthly “shriek” greeted NASA’s Voyager I spacecraft as it became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.
    A strange rising “howl” was detected by instruments aboard the 36-year-old probe, which has travelled 12 billion miles away from our sun.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fallenangel View Post
    Yahoo News UK & Ireland - Latest World News & UK News Headlines

    A strange, unearthly “shriek” greeted NASA’s Voyager I spacecraft as it became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.
    A strange rising “howl” was detected by instruments aboard the 36-year-old probe, which has travelled 12 billion miles away from our sun.


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

    A strange, unearthly “shriek”
    Of course it was unearthly.
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    Re: Voyager 1 probe becomes first man-made object to leave solar system[W:16]

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I just heard on science Friday that it is still in the Oort Cloud. To me, that means its still in the Solar System.
    that was a really great interview

    edit if anyone is interested

    Are We There Yet? Voyager 1 Finally Answers

    For years, scientists have been anticipating the spacecraft Voyager 1’s exit from the solar system. So far, it’s been difficult to tell. But this week scientists announced that, at long last, they have proof that Voyager has punched through to interstellar space. Voyager chief scientist Ed Stone joins to talk about the mission’s final frontier.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    that was a really great interview

    edit if anyone is interested

    Are We There Yet? Voyager 1 Finally Answers

    For years, scientists have been anticipating the spacecraft Voyager 1’s exit from the solar system. So far, it’s been difficult to tell. But this week scientists announced that, at long last, they have proof that Voyager has punched through to interstellar space. Voyager chief scientist Ed Stone joins to talk about the mission’s final frontier.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    that was a really great interview

    edit if anyone is interested

    Are We There Yet? Voyager 1 Finally Answers

    For years, scientists have been anticipating the spacecraft Voyager 1’s exit from the solar system. So far, it’s been difficult to tell. But this week scientists announced that, at long last, they have proof that Voyager has punched through to interstellar space. Voyager chief scientist Ed Stone joins to talk about the mission’s final frontier.
    Science Friday is always great. But seriously, its in the Oort cloud, where comets are in orbit around the sun. That sounds like the solar system to me. The heliosphere seems kind of arbitrary. As they played on that intro to the interview, they were saying Voyager left the solar system ten years ago. It depends on the definition...

    And j-mac... I dont know why you'd want to listen. You dont believe that science stuff anyway.

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    Climate Conspiracy 1: Scientists falsify data

    or this:

    Climate change skepticism makes strange bedfellows

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