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Voyager I


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Today in 1977, Voyager I was launched.

It bypassed Jupiter in 1977 and Saturn in 1981. It is now somewhere on the edge of the Solar System, near the Heliopause.

Tom

I thought it hit Jupiter in '79? It's impressive it's still going really. I was born in '77 and im barely still going hehe. 30 next year! It's all down hill from there on Voyager!

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It is now somewhere on the edge of the Solar System, near the Heliopause.

Was I the only one wondering where and what the 'Heliopause' is...

Being too embarassed to ask, I had a quick Google and turned up the following:

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The point at which the solar wind meets the interstellar medium or solar wind from other stars.

www.pgd.hawaii.edu/eschool/glossary.htm

the boundary between the solar system and interstellar space.

www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/solar.system/Glossary.html

the boundary marking the edge of the sun's influence; the boundary (roughly 100 AU from the sun) between the interplanetary medium and the interstellar medium; where the solar wind and the wind from other stars meet.

Way to go Voyager 8)

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