Voyager goes close to the edge

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Abstract

Two groups of US-based researchers used cosmic ray data to predict if the spacecraft Voyager I mission has reached the region known as the termination shock. Although they have reached opposite conclusions, findings from magnetic field and radio wave data suggest that the region has not yet been crossed. These data indicate that the voyager I is likely to reach the shock in the immediate future and become the first spacecraft to exit the solar system and observe the plasma between the stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages17-18
Number of pages2
Volume17
No1
Specialist publicationPhysics World
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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