Voyager 1 prepares for interstellar space after travelling eleven-billion miles during 35-year journey | Mail Online

Voyager 1 prepares for interstellar space after travelling eleven-billion miles during 35-year journey | Mail Online.

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The probe is still detecting ‘spikes’ in the intensity of cosmic ray electrons – which lead scientists to think it’s still within the ‘heliosheath’, the very outer edge of our solar system.

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.

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The Voyager probe has been travelling towards the outer reaches of the solar system since 1977 – it has enough batteries to last until 2020, scientists estimate

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.

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For the past year, Voyager 1 used its instruments to explore the new region. It appeared to be the cosmic doldrums where solar winds streaming out from the sun at 1 million mph have dramatically eased

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.

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Voyager is now detecting the first traces of ‘interstellar winds’ – the signs it is finally reaching the edges of solar system

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.

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Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, were launched in 1977 to tour the outer planets including Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

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