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Voyager 1 Entered Weird Region In Space Last Summer
.popsci.com ^ | Posted 06.28.2013 at 6:00 pm | Francie Diep

Posted on 06/30/2013 9:38:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin

New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.

A few different effects mark the area, which astronomers have dubbed the "heliosheath depletion region" or a "magnetic highway." The number of charged particles from the Sun there is very low. Measurements of cosmic rays from other, non-Sun sources, are high. Together, the measurements suggest a new boundary region between the heliosphere—the bubble around the Sun, in which the Sun exerts its influence—and interstellar space. Astronomers had not previously guessed such a region existed.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; xplanets

1 posted on 06/30/2013 9:38:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Well, there WAS a sign that read “Caution: Weird Region Ahead.”


2 posted on 06/30/2013 9:40:33 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido
Well, there WAS a sign that read “Caution: Weird Region Ahead.”
Otherwise known as San Francisco.
3 posted on 06/30/2013 9:44:14 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: BenLurkin

The neutral zone......


4 posted on 06/30/2013 9:50:50 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: BenLurkin

The “Outer Limits.”


5 posted on 06/30/2013 9:52:32 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: BenLurkin

I guess when they get to the Heliopause, they will find there are NO charged particles from the Sun.


6 posted on 06/30/2013 9:59:21 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Larry Lucido

On the back of that sign is says No Trespassing!


7 posted on 06/30/2013 9:59:56 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: BenLurkin

....and its only taken us 36 years to get there.

Hows that interstellar space travel workin out for ya?


8 posted on 06/30/2013 10:01:26 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21

More bang for the buck than 0bamaDontCare.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 10:06:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

The science on this has been settled by consensus, there can be no argument, it is time to pass laws to stop mankind’s destruction of “heliosheath depletion region”.


10 posted on 06/30/2013 10:12:40 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Delta 21
"Hows that interstellar space travel workin out for ya?"

Indeed.

I love it when someone announces they might have found more earth-like planets then forget to mention that it would take thousand of years to reach the closest one with current technology.

I am a huge fan of space exploration but I have come to realize that the human race might explore some of our own solar system with manned flights, interstellar travel in an impossibility now and for hundreds of years and perhaps forever.
11 posted on 06/30/2013 10:16:54 AM PDT by The Louiswu (One brave man, that's all we need.)
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To: BenLurkin

I saw a movie about Voyager 6.
Star Trek : The Motion Picture. :)
But you know it a V’ger


12 posted on 06/30/2013 10:19:18 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: BenLurkin

“Astronomers had not previously guessed such a region existed.”

So they just figured that the suns “influence” was unending


13 posted on 06/30/2013 10:52:22 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: BenLurkin

Magnetic Highway, little sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger than moonshine
You’re gonna go [on], I know (o-oh-o-oh-o-oh-o-oh-oh)

‘Cuz the solar wind’s not blowin’ too much there,
And the dark surrounds you everywhere
Power’s dying, no despair
Alien lizards will be there, will be there...


14 posted on 06/30/2013 11:22:27 AM PDT by mikrofon (Space BUMP)
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To: mikrofon

Very good!


15 posted on 06/30/2013 11:28:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: mikrofon

Benson, Arizona
Blew warm wind through your hair
My body flies the galaxy, my heart longs to be there
Benson, Arizona
The same stars in the sky
But they seemed so much kinder
When we watched them, you and I


16 posted on 06/30/2013 11:47:40 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: NonValueAdded

Great flick!


17 posted on 06/30/2013 11:58:34 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Delta 21

“....and its only taken us 36 years to get there.

Hows that interstellar space travel workin out for ya?”

Yet, it’s so obvious that creatures travel trillions of miles to make crop circles in Yorkshire and inspect the colon of a red neck in leaving a bar in Louisville. They must have teenagers after all.


18 posted on 06/30/2013 12:12:55 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: BenLurkin; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

19 posted on 06/30/2013 1:22:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks BenLurkin. Extra to APoD members.


20 posted on 06/30/2013 8:57:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.


21 posted on 06/30/2013 8:57:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: KevinDavis; annie laurie; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.
 
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22 posted on 06/30/2013 8:58:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

There’s a boundary for the heliosphere but we can’t erect our own border fence.


23 posted on 07/01/2013 4:34:07 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (You don't like the way I drive? Stay off the sidewalk.)
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To: Delta 21
....and its only taken us 36 years to get there.

Hows that interstellar space travel workin out for ya?

On the other hand, it's pretty amazing that Voyager has got to where it is simply by coasting with a couple of gravity assist boosts from Jupiter and Saturn. Having any kind of propulsion would totally change the ballgame.

24 posted on 07/01/2013 12:22:50 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: GATOR NAVY

Would propulsion gets you going faster than 10 miles a second? (I’m no rocket surgeon!) Its hard to beat a gravity swing around Jupiter. Even with propulsion, how fast can you go before vibrations tear you apart or you hit something, ANYTHING, at that speed? (Now we need warp drive, deflectors.....)


25 posted on 07/01/2013 9:14:22 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: BenLurkin

Dark Star?


26 posted on 07/02/2013 9:20:06 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: BenLurkin

I take it Voyager 1 has crossed the heliopause, and now is officially out of the solar system.


27 posted on 07/02/2013 9:21:34 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Berosus; NonValueAdded
Yes, Dark Star


28 posted on 07/02/2013 11:15:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Berosus

They’re not sure.


29 posted on 07/02/2013 11:15:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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