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Voyager has reached interstellar space…

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From Nature,

But with Voyager 1 firmly outside the heliosphere, “it’s a whole new mission”, Stone says. Until about 2025, when the craft is expected to run out of its plutonium power source, Voyager 1 can explore the magnetic field, cosmic rays and density of interstellar space. Voyager 2, now 102 astronomical units (15 billion kilometres) from the Sun, is only a few years behind in joining its sister craft in the vastness of space beyond the solar bubble.

2 Replies to “Voyager has reached interstellar space…

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    bornagain77 says:

    The Protective Boundaries of our Solar System – NASA IBEX – video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O0qcQZXpII

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    bornagain77 says:

    On a lighter note:

    Elvis Has Left The Building – video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWS1JiREmhY

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