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Old 06-14-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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Technology - Rebecca J. Rosen - Get Ready, Because Voyager I Is *This Close* to Leaving Our Solar System - The Atlantic

And is still sending back data.

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Now the data coming back aren't photographs but levels of different kinds of particles in the outer edge of the sun's bubble (the heliosphere), known as the heliosheath, the farthest the solar winds reach, which Voyager I entered in December 2004. And it was some of those data -- the levels of a certain cosmic-ray particle -- that provoked the recent speculation that Voyager I had finally flown the coop.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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This is completely insane. Not only that it is a man made object so far out but that it still is working, sending back data. Space probes never use the latest tech, but man they are usually sturdy.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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I'm wondering when it finally transverses completely though the Heliosheath if we'll still be able to transmit and recieve signals from it?
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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This is completely insane. Not only that it is a man made object so far out but that it still is working, sending back data. Space probes never use the latest tech, but man they are usually sturdy.
And it was all built by the lowest bidder.
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