Kamis, 19 September 2013

Q&A: John Richardson and John Belcher on Voyager 1’s crossing and interstellar exploration

MIT News - 2 hari yang lalu
*On Sept. 12, scientists announced that NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft had gone where no man or machine has gone before: beyond the solar system, and into interstellar space. According to data from the probe, Voyager 1 likely broke through the heliosphere — the bubble of charged particles given off by the sun — in August 2012. Its twin, Voyager 2, is not far behind; scientists estimate that it, too, will cross into interstellar space in the near future. Both spacecraft house plasma sensors developed at MIT. *MIT News* spoke with MIT’s John Richardson, principal investigator of the pla... lainnya »

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