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NASA's Voyager 1 Probe Enters New Realm Near Interstellar Space

NASA's venerable Voyager 1 probe has encountered a strange new region at the outer reaches of the solar system, suggesting the spacecraft is poised to pop free into interstellar space, scientists say.

Voyager 1, which has been zooming through space for more than 35 years, observed a dramatic drop in solar particles and a simultaneous big jump in high-energy galactic cosmic rays last August, the scientists announced in three new studies published today (June 27) in the journal Science.

http://news.yahoo.com/nasas-voyager-1-probe-enters-realm-nea...



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This stuff makes me as giddy

This stuff makes me as giddy as a school girl. I LOVE SPACE!

I can't wait until we throw out collectivism and start exploring the stars.

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The most captivating book I have ever read about the universe

The most captivating book I have ever read about the universe and one of its objects:

"Black Holes", by Jean-Pierre Luminet

http://www.amazon.fr/dp/2020159481

In English:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0521409063

Can't speak about the latter's (translation) quality yet, and sad/ashamed I lost my french copy while moving a few years ago, but I know I'll read-devore it again, in either languages, once I get another copy back.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Where no probe has gone before.

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Free includes debt-free!

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No man-made one, anyway...

No man-made one, anyway...

;-P

j/k

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius