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NASA probe finds new zone at doorstep to interstellar space
Posted By kurtnimmoadmin On June 27, 2013 @ 5:17 pm In Science & Technology,Tile | Comments Disabled
June 27, 2013
Reports last summer than NASA’s long-lived Voyager 1 space probe had finally left the solar system turned out to be a bit premature, scientists said on Thursday.
Rather, the spacecraft, which was launched in 1977 for a five-year mission to study Jupiter and Saturn, has found itself in a previously unknown region between the outermost part of the solar system and interstellar space.
It is an unusual and unexpected thoroughfare, a place where charged particles from the sun have virtually disappeared and those coming from galactic cosmic rays beyond the solar system are plentiful.
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