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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Aug '13 17:59 / 1 edit
    http://phys.org/news/2013-08-voyager-left-solar.html

    About frigging time

    Well, maybe not:

    http://phys.org/news/2013-08-nasa-voyager-statement-spacecraft.html#nRlv
  2. 15 Aug '13 20:51 / 1 edit
    http://xkcd.com/1189/

    Add another mark please.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Aug '13 22:40
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    http://xkcd.com/1189/

    Add another mark please.
    Only 22 times!
  4. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    16 Aug '13 11:04
    Do we have a stringent criterion for the frontier of the solar System yet?
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Aug '13 13:36
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Do we have a stringent criterion for the frontier of the solar System yet?
    The problem is things are not as they were predicted 30 years ago about the final boundary between our solar system wind and magnetic field and the conditions between interstellar space proper and the interface between the two. So now they are finding wild fluctuations in particle counts but no change in magnetic field polarity. It has the physics guys climbing the walls trying to figure it all out.
  6. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    13 Sep '13 04:39
    Finally?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24026153
    http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/
  7. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    13 Sep '13 07:11
    Read that earlier today and posted on Facebook.

    While religion shoots girls who want an education, science has sent a spacecraft into interstellar space.

    I believe in NASA!
  8. 25 Sep '13 23:20
    I didn't get a chance to say goodbye.
  9. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Sep '13 00:40
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    I didn't get a chance to say goodbye.
    It's still here, still communicating with Earthies. Weird results about the magnetic field strength and direction now though. Interstellar space is a lot different then they thought. And that little craft will be good for at least another ten years where it will be a third further away than it is now, definitely in interstellar space and probably have more surprises in store.