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December 11, 2011

The Edge of the Solar System

The Voyager 1 spacecraft has discovered a new outer region at the edge of the solar system. In this newly discovered region three significant characteristics have been taken note of: the calming of wind particles from the sun, the piling up of our solar systems magnetic field and the leaking of inner solar system energy particles into interstellar space. This new discovery helps paint the picture of the limits of our solar system and the stagnant region's unique properties to those in the other regions.

http://www.astronomy.com/en/News-Observing/News/2011/12/Voyager%20hits%20new%20region%20at%20solar%20system%20edge.aspx

Posted by ghuse at December 11, 2011 11:31 PM

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