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When will Voyager 1 leave the Solar System?

24 Apr 2013, 21:33 UTC
When will Voyager 1 leave the Solar System?
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When will Voyager 1 leave the Solar System? Stephen Ashworth, Oxford, UK Searching for a boundary As Voyager 1 reports on changing patterns of particles and fields at the edge of the heliosphere, claims are appearing that it is on … Continue reading →The post When will Voyager 1 leave the Solar System? appeared first on Interstellarindex.

When will Voyager 1 leave the Solar System?
Stephen Ashworth, Oxford, UK
Searching for a boundary
As Voyager 1 reports on changing patterns of particles and fields at the edge of the heliosphere, claims are appearing that it is on the verge of leaving, or may already have left, the Solar System:

An article by Tia Ghose in Space.com claims: “NASA’s Voyager 1 Probe May Have Left Solar System” (20 March 2013).
But according to the latest NASA update, “It is the consensus of the Voyager science team that Voyager 1 has not yet left the solar system or reached interstellar space” (20 March 2013).
Jonathan Amos and David Shukman provide coverage on the BBC website, together with a fanciful artist’s impression of Voyager 1 against a blue-sky (!) Milky Way (20 March 2013).
Paul Gilster recently discussed the Voyagers in Centauri Dreams, ...

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