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On a Voyager of discovery


In recent months NASA’s Voyager 1 became the furthest spaceship from earth. It is now more than 11 million miles away from us and still travelling. It was launched 36 years ago in 1977 and was followed by its sister ship, which was imaginatively named, Voyager 2.


Voyager 1 is expected to leave our solar system soon and scientists will measure this based on three criteria; an increase in cosmic rays, a reduction in the particles it encounters from our solar system and a change in direction of the magnetic field. The first two have already occurred! It has enough battery power to run until 2025, at which point we will lose contact with it. But in the meantime click here to track Voyager’s progress.



About justwilliam1959

I've been on the planet for a more than half a century and I've lost all my hair but not my enthusiasm for life, my wife, reading and music! I started my first blog; With Just A Hint Of Mayhem in February 2009. In May 2011 I began two sister blogs to that first one; With Just A Hint Of Amelia and With Just A Hint Of Learning. A while later I also added the more random Stars In My Glasses to the family :-) Feel free to check them all out and let me know what you think!

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