I think this is one of the coolest things humanity has done or ever and maybe ever will do. I think these four spacecraft, (two Voyagers and two Pioneers), may very well exist longer than the human race itself.
Voyager 1 Probe May Have Left Solar System
Earth’s most distant spacecraft detected a sharp change in the intensity of fast-moving charged particles called cosmic rays, suggesting it had left the outermost reaches of the heliosphere marking the edge of the solar system. “Within just a few days, the heliospheric intensity of trapped radiation decreased, and the cosmic ray intensity went up as you would expect if it exited the heliosphere,” said Bill Webber, professor emeritus of astronomy at New Mexico State University
The scientists still don’t know for sure, however, whether the probe has entered interstellar space or if it remains in a mysterious in-between region Voyager team members first discovered a few months ago.
“It’s outside the normal heliosphere, I would say that,” said Professor Webber.
Article From HERE.
One of my favorite websites where I have been monitoring the Voyagers and the Pioneers is HERE. This website is also the best for getting info on viewing satellites in Earth orbit that you can see with the naked eye EVERY NIGHT! It’s called Heavens Above
Blimey Mark we are simple folk here and I have to say I did not understand a single thing Bill Webber said. I suppose in a nut shell they are boldly going where even William Shatner never went? LOL! We had enough trouble with the Higgs Bottom opps sorry Boson.
Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
Good ‘Ol Cap’n Kirk and the Enterprise flew all over the galaxy, as in the Milky Way. Voyager is leaving the the solar system, the area in which all the planets orbit our sun.
I do remember one Star Trek episode where something happened to the ship, making it far superior and they did leave the galaxy. I also remember another episode where alien life found the Voyager spacecraft and came back looking for earth, to destroy the human infestation there.
Heaven’s above is a great site. I usually get most of my astronomy news from there…
Yes it is. I’ve been following Voyagers and Pioneers there for years.
It’s hard to believe that there is so, so much more ‘out there’ than we will ever know!
Re : SPAM comments. Yes they do go to my Spam box… but I get HUNDREDS of so called spam comments… and in that ‘box’ also goes a few genuine comments too… so I have to go and look at them all to find the real comments.
I also get hundreds of spam comments that end up in the ‘Comment Moderation’ box too… and have to check all of them too. It drives me mental!
wow..hard to fathom isn’t it?..