What keeps “Voyager 1” in the solar system?




What keeps “Voyager 1″ in the solar system?


Over the years, the spacecraft ” Voyager 1 “sent to Earth a lot of useful and interesting, and sometimes even unexpected information. In recent years, scientists believed that the probe leaves the solar influence and become the first man-made object to reach the interstellar space. But it did not happen. Bye. However, scientists have begun to receive information about the strange behavior and processes in the region, where they believed nothing could be already be.

Several scientific journals published articles that still last August, “Voyager 1” came in a rather strange area in which he is to this day. At first it was thought that the probe is still left the solar system, and this view was even a few prerequisites. First, the solar wind in this area has become much weaker over the past few days. Second, scientists have noticed the increased concentration of highly charged particles, which in their opinion were in this area from outside the solar system.

“We have seen a very sharp, about 1,000 times more visible than before, reducing the particles of the solar wind. It’s as if a huge vacuum pump, and took them all pumped with incredible speed and power, “- shares information Stamatios Krimigis responsible for your low-energy particle detector using the” Voyager 1 “.

“We have never seen such an intense decline, except in the case of what happened 34 years ago, when” Voyager 1 “took a giant layer of the magnetosphere of Jupiter.”

Two important attributes that would say that the machine is still left the solar system with a high concentration of low-energy particles, and entered the same in the interstellar medium with a high concentration of highly charged particles from supernovae and other massive cosmic events, we already have. But scientists still have not fixed the third major event that would say with complete certainty that the probe has left our system.

The fact that the angle of the magnetic field around the “Voyager 1” is not changed. In other words, the probe is still under the influence of the magnetic field of the sun, and therefore, technically, was not yet in interstellar space. Unfortunately, at present there is no way to know what actually sees a spacecraft, as there is no way to pinpoint exactly when the “Voyager 1”, still be able to escape from the influence of the magnetic field of the sun – on This may take a few days, a few months, maybe even years.
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