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NASA’S Confirmation: Voyager 1 has entered the Interstellar Space
http://www.themoneytimes.com/ ^

Posted on 09/14/2013 1:27:35 AM PDT by aakriti90feb

NASA’s scientists failed to stay seated when their eyes caught hold of the oscillations of the region around Voyager 1 on their instrument. It may sound hilarious what oscillations am I talking about! But it’s about NASA’s space-of-the-art Voyager that has “touched a milestone and is on its new journey,” as dubbed by Ed Stone, the mission's chief scientist at the Nasa's jet propulsion laboratory. See more : NASA News

(Excerpt) Read more at themoneytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Technical
KEYWORDS: edstone; nasa; nerdalert; sheldoncooperalert; space; startreknerdalert; voyager1
Voyager 1 has entered the Interstellar Space
1 posted on 09/14/2013 1:27:35 AM PDT by aakriti90feb
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To: aakriti90feb; KevinDavis

Good news


2 posted on 09/14/2013 1:28:58 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: aakriti90feb

Veega wants to meet the Creator


3 posted on 09/14/2013 2:10:47 AM PDT by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY)
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To: aakriti90feb

Boldly go...


4 posted on 09/14/2013 2:22:22 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: aakriti90feb
A bygone era of greatness, zero has managed to stifle but not bury
5 posted on 09/14/2013 3:40:07 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (What you get when you refuse to vet)
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To: guardian_of_liberty
Veega wants to meet the Creator

I think it's "Veeger" ...

Good Lord we're such nerds eh?

6 posted on 09/14/2013 3:42:19 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative; guardian_of_liberty
Ha, we're both wrong .. it's V'Ger.

(Taking my nerd street cred back)

7 posted on 09/14/2013 3:56:01 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

8 posted on 09/14/2013 5:10:46 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: aakriti90feb
Voyager 1 has entered the Interstellar Space

Probably no speed limit in Interstellar Space. Like the Autobahn.

9 posted on 09/14/2013 5:15:35 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: aakriti90feb

It took the spacecraft about 35 years to reach the stelar equivalent of the end of the driveway in one’s own home.


10 posted on 09/14/2013 5:31:32 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Flick Lives

I had a car like that...


11 posted on 09/14/2013 6:01:21 AM PDT by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: Flick Lives

Alright!! We’ve officially littered our galaxy!!!


12 posted on 09/14/2013 6:23:01 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955
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Voyager 1 has entered a new region of space, sudden changes in cosmic rays indicate
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2999016/posts

Astronomy Picture of the Day — Cosmic Rays at Voyager 1
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2928475/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/voyager1/index


13 posted on 09/14/2013 7:42:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I personally see this “Outside the solar system” claim as a rather subjective declaration.

To me, outside the solar system would be outside the most distant objects orbiting our sun. There are known objects considered to be part of our solar system that are further out than Voyager.

Have NASA get back to me in another 25,000 years or so.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 7:59:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: aakriti90feb
FYI: The actual 'crossing' into interstellar space was last year about August 25th, 2012, it just took that long to receive the data and compare readings. The transmission power from these 'birds' is now down to very low wattage and takes much effort by the big radio telescopes to receive at a very slow rate. Another FYI, these 2 may have the only 8-track tape units still in government service!

Costing $895 million for the two Voyager spacecraft, Voyager 1 is expected to be able to report for another 11 years which would put it at a distance of about 15 billion miles from Earth/Sun. Assuming a similar lifespan for Voyager 2, at that same time it will be about 13 billion miles. So a total reporting mileage of 28 billion at $895 million works out to a cost of about $0.03/mile. This may be the best bargain that the Federal Government has gotten to date!

15 posted on 09/14/2013 8:12:07 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: cripplecreek

Hahah...

I agree. I wished the article had explained what was meant by “outside the solar system”, unless I missed it in this barely English and frustrating blurb.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 8:38:46 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: cripplecreek
"The Oort Cloud is a massive spherical cloud; the size of this cloud is disputed by different astronomers. Some believe that it begins at 2000 or 5000 astronomical units–an astronomical unit (AU) equals the distance between the Earth and the Sun–and ends at 50,000 AU, which is almost a light-year. Others think that it may extend to over 100,000 AU, which would mean its edge would extend to nearly the end of the Solar System.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/32522/oort-cloud/#ixzz2esrOonKe

Let's do the math! an AU (astronomical unit is the distance from the Sun to the Earth or 93 million miles) So using the lessor AUs from above. 50,000 x 93,000,000 = 4,650,000,000,000 or 4.65 trillion miles so I'd say that there is a lot of stuff in our solar system that is further away from us then V'ger.

I am in agreement with you that a proper definition of our solar system would be the Sun and all the stuff that orbits it. But that is not the official def. The official def is based on solar "wind". Officially our solar system ends where solar wind is overpowered by interstellar wind and now we know that occurs about 15 billion miles out. Thank you V'ger.

17 posted on 09/14/2013 9:19:22 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: nonsporting

17 is for you too :)


18 posted on 09/14/2013 9:20:01 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: jpsb
Sedna is considered to be within our solar system and the Voyager craft is still well inside Sedna's closest orbit. Do objects like Sedna and long term comets leave the solar system and come back?

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Fortunately its a meaningless definition that is only good for those of us who like to stir up crap in the scientific community. Course I'm one of those people who still considers Pluto a planet based on its spherical shape and relatively circular orbit.
19 posted on 09/14/2013 9:31:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Flick Lives

Hows that interstellar space travel working out for ya?


20 posted on 09/14/2013 9:34:41 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: aakriti90feb

Nearest solar system to earth - 5,878,499,809,995.8 miles (roughly).

Speed of V’ger - 39,000 MPH (roughly).

“Are we there yet?” - 17206.7 years. (approximately....Saturday am math).

Should have put a turbo charger on that thing.


21 posted on 09/14/2013 9:45:41 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: guardian_of_liberty

Good LORD We Freepers are geeks LOL!


22 posted on 09/14/2013 2:34:59 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Delta 21

At some point the news flash will be...

Ancient space probe to arrive soon.
Scientists are eagerly awaiting the arrival of
Voyager 1 launched thousands of years ago from
the Earth solar system.
Follow live on your embedded vis screens.
And that’s the end of the Galaxy news for today.
Remember it’s a full double moon tonight and the
Grunnion are running, be sure to wear your armored
gloves..


23 posted on 09/14/2013 2:55:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Lawgvr1955

“We’ve officially littered our galaxy!!!”

LOL! Never thought of that!


24 posted on 09/14/2013 3:05:19 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: tet68

Any word we may get invaded by Klington or Romulan empire in near futre ROFL


25 posted on 09/14/2013 3:29:44 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

We were invaded by the Obomulans five years ago, they
trounced the Clintonite regime and have been running
roughshod ever since.


26 posted on 09/14/2013 3:34:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Lawgvr1955

27 posted on 09/14/2013 3:37:44 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: tet68

OH YEAH I forgot about those guys LOL!


28 posted on 09/14/2013 3:51:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SES1066
This may be the best bargain that the Federal Government has gotten to date!

It is.

The future belongs to unmanned spacecraft. They have gone and will go where no man can. In fact man might not be able to match these accomplishments for probably thousands or more years, or possible never.

Unmanned spacecraft have obtained so much data in the past 30 plus years, we'll be studying that data for another several decades. It will be the unmanned spacecraft which will pave the way manned missions and is in fact doing that right now in regards to Mars.

It's why the Shuttle program needed to end...I believe the shuttle program competed about 30,000 orbits...It basically was reduced to supplying the ISS.

29 posted on 09/14/2013 4:05:30 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: aakriti90feb

Ironically, it tried to stop off at a Howard Johnson’s but there was not space.


30 posted on 09/14/2013 4:07:17 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

*no space

Way to ruin a punchline.


31 posted on 09/14/2013 4:08:30 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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