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Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space

winkie
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9/12/2013 9:29:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
NASA confirmed that "Voyager 1" has been flying out of the solar system probes into interstellar space. "Voyager 1" is the unmanned space probes in the outer solar system, 5 September 1977 launch. Currently, it has been gone for 36 years, about 18.7 billion kilometers from Earth. 36 years! Finally become the first man-made object to leave the solar system.
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9/13/2013 8:03:10 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/12/2013 9:29:09 PM, winkie wrote:
NASA confirmed that "Voyager 1" has been flying out of the solar system probes into interstellar space. "Voyager 1" is the unmanned space probes in the outer solar system, 5 September 1977 launch. Currently, it has been gone for 36 years, about 18.7 billion kilometers from Earth. 36 years! Finally become the first man-made object to leave the solar system.

Simply astounding!!
Naysayer
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9/15/2013 7:17:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/12/2013 9:29:09 PM, winkie wrote:
NASA confirmed that "Voyager 1" has been flying out of the solar system probes into interstellar space. "Voyager 1" is the unmanned space probes in the outer solar system, 5 September 1977 launch. Currently, it has been gone for 36 years, about 18.7 billion kilometers from Earth. 36 years! Finally become the first man-made object to leave the solar system.

Is it still communicating through the solar winds? I thought they were expecting that to stop due to interference.
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9/16/2013 5:25:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/14/2013 9:20:33 AM, drafterman wrote:
Nitpick:

http://www.slate.com...

The Oort Cloud hasn't really been confirmed. But perhaps voyager will now be able to do just that.
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9/16/2013 9:10:12 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/16/2013 5:25:07 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 9/14/2013 9:20:33 AM, drafterman wrote:
Nitpick:

http://www.slate.com...

The Oort Cloud hasn't really been confirmed. But perhaps voyager will now be able to do just that.

WOA281;A281;It is so proud.
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9/16/2013 10:26:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/16/2013 5:20:09 PM, mathdebator wrote:
The technology on that thing must be OLD for being launched in 1977.

About 36 years
drafterman
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9/16/2013 10:29:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/16/2013 5:25:07 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 9/14/2013 9:20:33 AM, drafterman wrote:
Nitpick:

http://www.slate.com...

The Oort Cloud hasn't really been confirmed. But perhaps voyager will now be able to do just that.

The Oort Cloud notwithstanding, if the "Solar System" includes everything that orbits the Sun, as suggested, then there are plenty of comets whose aphelion extend quite a ways out.