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Voyager sends back surprises

Posted on Thursday, 28 September, 2006 | Comment icon 13 comments


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"NASA's two Voyager spacecraft are sending back reports of magnetic potholes, sluggish solar wind, and unusual cosmic rays from the edge of the solar system, according to a leader of the Voyager mission."

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Comment icon #4 Posted by Xenojjin on 28 September, 2006, 21:27
Of course, these things were built back when you actually had to know how to read and add 2+2 before graduating with an engineering degree oooh burn...but kind of true. Nowadays there seems to be a private college for everything.
Comment icon #5 Posted by ROGER on 28 September, 2006, 22:22
I like the fact that both Voyagers run on Radioactive material and not Solar panels( which would be useless that far out anyway). Educate the people who fear Nuclear power in space that we need more power in our space craft just to counter the power of the natural space environment! Solar power should be a back up system , not the main source for future exploration craft. IMO!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Zero of Deism on 29 September, 2006, 3:23
Why would the solar wind just "stop"? Anyone have any idea what could be causing this?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Dark_Ambient on 29 September, 2006, 3:36
What does IMO mean?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Dark_Ambient on 29 September, 2006, 3:38
I wonder if that golden record will be of any use someday?
Comment icon #9 Posted by girty1600 on 29 September, 2006, 3:43
It is amazing that after all most 30 years the Voyager is still running at seemingly top performance. The life span on things made for citizens is any where from 5 to 10 years. It is good though that after all this time it is allowing people here an insight to space. Yay NASA!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Pinky Floyd on 29 September, 2006, 5:31
What does IMO mean? In My Opinion. In My Arrogant Opinon. IMAO In My Humble Opinion. IMHO Why would the solar wind just "stop"? Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Ran out of gas... mmmmmm...pizza....
Comment icon #11 Posted by Ykaedhi Aewee on 29 September, 2006, 11:32
Why would the solar wind just "stop"? Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? It ain't completely stopping, it just slows down alot. Read the full article.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Zero of Deism on 29 September, 2006, 11:57
It ain't completely stopping, it just slows down alot. Read the full article. That's why I said "stop" not stop, lol. They said it practically stops.
Comment icon #13 Posted by blizno on 29 September, 2006, 14:56
That's why I said "stop" not stop, lol. They said it practically stops. Space isn't quite empty. There are lots of particles, mostly hydrogen, very, very thinly disbursed. The solar wind plows into that material and finally slows down from the drag. Eventually it'll slow to the same speed as the extrasolar material.


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