The spacecraft Nasa Voyager 1 reached the edges of our solar system, now entering into interstellar space.The NASA has named the new “home” board “stagnation region” – A sort of “cosmic purgatory,” where the wind of charged particles emitted by the sun has calmed down, the magnetic field of the solar system is compact and higher energy particles to leak out of the solar system and into interstellar space.
According to Ed Stone, project scientist of the Voyager, the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, “Thanks to Voyager will be able to see how is the space between stars’.
The same NASA describes it:
During the past year, the Voyager’s magnetometer detected a doubling of the intensity of the magnetic field near stagnation. As the cars that accumulate in a blocked highway exit, the increased intensity of the magnetic field shows that the internal pressure of the interstellar medium causes the compacting.
weighing 1589 kg The board Voyager 1 started its journey in 1977, is a very good condition, traveling at 17.7 km / sec and continues to send data and measurements from a distance of 17.7 billion miles from the sun. This makes it the farthest from Earth object constructed by humans and possibly the first probe to escape from the confines of our solar system within the next five years. Like its sister Voygaer 2, so the Voyager 1, carries a gold plaque with photos of the Earth and its inhabitants, as well as audible greetings from the type “Homo Sapiens”. The thermoelectric generators satellite expected to supply it with energy at least until 2025.