Voyager 1’s Break through the limits of the Solar System.
After wading through the universe for 35 years with a speed of 35,000 miles per hour, Voyager 1 has managed to break through the solar system and enter interstellar space. The distance is currently more than 11 billion miles from Earth.
The data obtained from Voyager 1, obtained an increase in cosmic radiation, and it indicates that the vehicle left the area distribution of the Sun in the solar bubble and adventure into the natural “wild” in the universe.
Voyager 1. CLICK image to enlarge. Image credit: wikipedia.org
Here is a press release from JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) NASA, as quoted by universetoday.com, Monday (6/18/2012):
The laws of physics say that one day, Voyager will be the first man-made object to enter interstellar space, but we still do not know exactly when it will become a reality, “says Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. “Recent data show clearly that the Voyager is a new area where things change more quickly. It is very interesting. We are approaching the border of the solar system. “, He added.
Data is created in 16 hours 38 minutes, suggesting Voyager 1 is at a distance of 11.1 billion miles (17.8 billion km) from Voyager 1 to the receiving antenna of NASA’s Deep Space Network and show changes in the particle as measured by two high-energy telekop on a vehicle 35-year-old. Energy particles are produced when the stars in our cosmic experience supernova.
From January 2009 until January 2012, there was a significant increase of about 25 percent of the amount of galactic cosmic rays Voyager encountered. Increase in the energy spectrum occurs very rapidly, beginning on May 7, a cosmic ray has increased 7 percent in the week, and 9 percent in a month. This increase is one of the three sets of data needed to make significant changes in the new era ekspolasi space. Measure the intensity of energetic particles produced in the heliosphere, a bubble of charged particles emanating from the Sun is also a very necessary data.
“When Voyager 1 was launched in 1977, many team members who dream to reach the boundary of interstellar space. No one knows how long the journey to get there, or if there are two rides, so much time and energy required to achieve it. ” said Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist from Caltech.