Voyager 1 passes two out of three ‘key changes’ for escaping solar system
NASA expected to report on third vital test next month
This is absolutely amazing. Maybe now the probe would be picked up by aliens and they can come for a quick visit perhaps some tea and coffee.
On the same day NASA makes a historic encounter with Mars, one of Man’s earliest rockets is setting it’s own truly historic record.
In the last week, Voyager 1, which floated into the heavens in 1977, has signalled it has passed two of the ‘key changes’ expected when it passes out of the furthest fringes of our solar system – a staggering 11,100,000,000 miles away. This is the furthest distance any man-made object has ever travelled – and on July 28th, it’s long and arduous journey was broken by cosmic changes.
The data received from the Voyager, which travels at ten miles a second, on July 28th showed a five per cent spike in the level of high-energy cosmic rays.
This implies the Voyager is moving out of the heliosheath – the ‘protective bubble’ around the solar system created from charged particles from the sun. On the same day, the level of lower-energy particles coming from within the solar system dropped by half. However, over the next three days, these levels returned to their previous amounts, giving NASA scientists a small mystery to study while they await for more information.
- Signs Changing Fast for Voyager at Solar System Edge (spacefellowship.com)
- NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft experiences Fast Changes as it nears our Solar System’s Edge (clarksvilleonline.com)
- Humanity escapes the solar system: Voyager 1 signals that it has reached the edge of interstellar space – 11billion miles away (sott.net)
- Voyager 1 Breaking Through the Borders of the Solar System (universetoday.com)
- Voyager 1 closes in on interstellar space (gizmag.com)