Thursday, January 5, 2012

Voyager 1 Update

Hey Space Placers!

Voyager 1, one of two intrepid spacecraft that are destined to leave our solar system and wonder interstellar space for eternity, has continued to send back data. Results from the past year indicate that Voyager 1 is entering a previously unknown area that marks a stagnation region and may be the last stop before true interstellar space begins.

Voyager 1 is 11 billion miles from her home star, the Sun and is still influenced by the stream of solar particles and the magnetic field lines of the solar system. But at some important point Voyager 1 will break free and truly be among the stars.

Read More About It:
Artist concept of Voyager 1 encountering a stagnation region

Sky Guy in VA

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