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NASA Probe Sees Solar Wind Decline En Route To Interstellar Space

13/12/2010

NASA Probe Sees Solar Wind Decline En Route To Interstellar Space

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • The 33-year odyssey of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has reached a distant point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind.
    , Now hurtling toward interstellar space some 10.8 billion miles from the sun, Voyager 1 has crossed into an area where the velocity of the hot ionized gas, or plasma, emanating directly outward from the sun has slowed to zero. Scientists suspect the solar wind has been turned sideways by the pressure from the interstellar wind in the region between stars.
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