Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Update on Voyager

The two Voyagers are at the edge of the Helioshere though both have slightly different experiences. The Heliosphere is that area at the far end of our galaxy and as one leaves it must first enter this area full of solar winds and charged particles. (The picture to your right shows you where each is located)As the 2 Voyagers are so far apart they are experiencing totally different conditions and many feel that the hypothesis have to be re-worked

I wouldn’t feel too bad if I were they as a matter of fact I might get used to it! As the Voyagers voyage further out in space and we get more of a real look/feel of space we might learn quite a few things. I mean did they honestly expect to find out all about space through a telescope?...And odds are when we finally go forth in space we may find things to be just a touch different from Voyager.

So far Voyager 1 & 2 have taught us of Jupiter and its moon Io and how Io has volcanoes. We’ve also learned of the possible ocean that lies under the crust of Europa, another moon of Jupiter. Or how about geysers on Neptune…

So far the data has been great but as they say goodbye to this solar system and make their way onward they will be able travel another .00340222856 light years. Of course if they want to make it to Alpha Centuri the closest star, they need to go 4.2 light years.

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