SPACE TRAVEL: REACHING FOR THE STARS

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SPACE TRAVEL: REACHING FOR THE STARS

Post by Admin on Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:49 pm

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OUT OF SIGHT DOES NOT MEAN OUT OF MIND: VOYAGERS 1 & 2 NEAR EDGE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM


It's been thirty-five years since Voyager probes 1 & 2 were launched, the probes are expected to reach the brink of interstellar space "soon" though an exact date is unknown. Scientists speculate that it could be a matter of months or years before the crafts, which were launched 16 days apart in 1977 are expected to cross the so-called magnetic superhighway. The highway is where the sun's magnetic field and the interstellar magnetic field meet. This milestone marks the furthest man-made object from Earth.

Live long and prosper Voyagers... just don't return as V'Ger alien! To read an interesting article on the space probes' epic journey click on this link courtesy of ScienceNews.org:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/346856/description/Voyager_crossing_superhighway_to_solar_system_exit_


WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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