Voyager 1 hits in heliopause

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Voyager 1 hits in heliopause

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dec 10, 2011, 6:18 pm

voyager 1 is in a calm zone between the outward solar wind and inward interstellar wind.

We're going interstellar!

Here's the link

dec 10, 2011, 6:46 pm

I thought I'd read that n APOD a while back, but it must have been somewhere else.

I've become pretty blasé about most space stuff over the years, but this is the thing that really blows me away.

dec 10, 2011, 7:03 pm

It entered this "quiet" zone April 2010. The article didn't say how much its traveled in the zone. I'd like to know how thick the thing is.

I'd also like to know where voyager 1 is exiting. I assume the shape of the heliopause is similar to the shape of the deflected solar wind around the earth or jupiter etc; i.e. shaped kinda like a spermatozoa.

So is voyager 1 exiting out the "head" or out the tail?

Am I explaining this alright?

Redigeret: dec 10, 2011, 7:17 pm

Oooops. Answered my own question.

Here's what Wiki says

LL Ori bow shock in Orion nebula. The star's wind collides with the nebula flow.
Hubble, 1995

The Old Model

The New Model

dec 10, 2011, 7:29 pm

Safe journey Vger. James T and the crew will be here to welcome you on your return.