Screw Landing on the Moon, We’ve gone Interstellar Thanks to Voyager 1
36 years, some 12 billion miles later, NASA’S Voyager 1 spacecraft is officially rocking it outside out solar system.
New and unexpected data indicate Voyager 1 has been traveling for about one year through plasma, or ionized gas, present in the space between stars. Voyager is in a transitional region immediately outside the solar bubble, where some effects from our sun are still evident. A report on the analysis of this new data, an effort led by Don Gurnett and the plasma wave science team at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, is published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science.
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