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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Have you ever been to space? Chances are, the answer is no, because only few have  been graced with the opoortunity to venture into the dark beyond. Hence the reason why there is so much mystery associated with space because we've never really been out there. The moon doesn't count. Everything we know about space is simply theoretical but thanks to the Voyager 1 we now know a little more about space. Just a little. Read on.


The Voyager 1 spacecraft is now 11 billion miles away from us and the level of mystification and weird shiz happening over there is too damn high. According to the Los Angeles Times, the spacecraft is now in a strange zone known as the "magnetic highway," and nothing out there seems to be behaving the way scientists expect it should, according to three new studies in the journal Science. Specifically, the interplay of solar winds, galactic cosmic rays, and the magnetic field has scientists scratching their heads.

The models that have been thought to predict what should happen are all incorrect,” says a Johns Hopkins physicist who authored one of the studies. “We essentially have absolutely no reliable roadmap of what to expect at this point.” Wired uses an analogy to help explain the confusion, playing off one scientist's remark about Voyager still being "inside the sun's house," that is, in our solar system.

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"It’s almost as if Voyager thought it was going outside but instead found itself standing in the foyer of the sun’s home with an open door that allows wind to blow in from the galaxy. Not only were scientists not expecting this foyer to exist, they have no idea how long the probe will stay inside of it."

How long will it take for the spacecraft to leave that foyer for interstellar space? "It could be any day, but it could be several years," says scientists. I don't usually write about science but I know that i'm not the only one who found this interesting. This is the first time that a man made device has ever reached so close to the edge of the solar system. However, the spacecraft is basically a dinosaur of a machine that would be irrelevant on earth currently. The spacecraft was launched in 1977 and stores data on an eight-track tape. Who still stores data on an eight-track tape? Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.