NASA's Voyager 1 at edge of solar system

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  1. ThomasC

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    Amazing!


    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-01-17/news/bs-md-voyager-20110117_1_voyager-stamatios-tom-krimigis-edward-c-stone
     
  2. Cees Alons

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    I remember when it was launched. I didn't realize it was 33 years ago already.

    Only at the outer rim of the (new and smaller, I soppose, because of the loss of Pluto as a genuine planet) solar system, eh?


    Sigh.



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  3. Cedric A

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    The solar system is not defined by the planets, but by the heliosphere. Voyager has gone way past Pluto, as shown here.
     
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    Aha!

    Should update my cosmology knowledge.


    And thanks for the link, Cedric.

    (I remembered that the Pioneers stopped working, but I forgot much about the specifics.)



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  5. Walter C

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    I can remember when the Voyager spacecrafts reached the gas giants, and used to wonder why neither one bother to reach Pluto. I was in 5th grade at the time, and had a huge interest in astronomy then.


    Surprised they are still working after all these years.
     
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    Any bald women on the heliosphere's horizon?
     
  7. RobertR

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    Never knew you had a thing for Persis, Brian.
     

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