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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 09, 2014, 06:19:02 am »
I thought this was already confirmed...

Confirmed: Voyager 1 in Interstellar Space



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New data collected by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft have helped scientists confirm that the far-flung probe is indeed cruising through interstellar space, the researchers say.

Voyager 1 made headlines around the world last year when mission scientists announced that the probe had apparently left the heliosphere the huge bubble of charged particles and magnetic fields surrounding the sun in August 2012.

They came to this conclusion after analyzing measurements Voyager 1 made in the wake of a powerful solar eruption known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME. The shock wave from this CME caused the particles around Voyager 1 to vibrate substantially, allowing mission scientists to calculate the density of the probe's surroundings (because denser plasma oscillates faster.)
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