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Originally posted by andy06shake
I see it this way our solar system is kind of like a cell and Proxima Centauri is just another cell a little further away. Us clever Monkeys just managed to breach our cell. Quite an accomplishment for the slave race that we were originally designed to be. I think we have potencial! Lets just hope some of the bigger kids in the neighborhood dont take notice.edit on 31-10-2012 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by liejunkie01
We sure don't build them like we used to.
Faster, cheaper, lighter my arse...........
Go get some voyager 1,.
The shock arises because solar wind particles are emitted from stars at about 400 km/s, while the speed of sound (in the interstellar medium) is about 100 km/s. (The exact speed depends on the density, which fluctuates considerably.) The interstellar medium, although very low in density, nonetheless has a constant pressure associated with it; the pressure from the solar wind decreases with the square of the distance from the star. As one moves far enough away from the star, the pressure from the interstellar medium becomes sufficient to slow the solar wind down to below its speed of sound; this causes a shock wave.
Other termination shocks can be seen in terrestrial systems; perhaps the easiest may be seen by simply running a water tap into a sink creating a hydraulic jump. Upon hitting the floor of the sink, the flowing water spreads out at a speed that is higher than the local wave speed, forming a disk of shallow, rapidly diverging flow (analogous to the tenuous, supersonic solar wind). Around the periphery of the disk, a shock front or wall of water forms; outside the shock front, the water moves slower than the local wave speed (analogous to the subsonic interstellar medium).
"What is happening to our world is ingression of novelty toward what Whitehead called "concrescence", a tightening gyre. Everything is flowing together. The "autopoietic lapis", the alchemical stone at the end of time, coalesces when everything flows together. When the laws of physics are obviated, the universe disappears, and what is left is the tightly bound plenum, the monad, able to express itself for itself, rather than only able to cast a shadow into physis as its reflection. I come very close here to classical millenarian and apocalyptic thought in my view of the rate at which change is accelerating. From the way the gyre is tightening, I predict that the concrescence will occur soon—around 2012 AD. It will be the entry of our species into hyperspace, but it will appear to be the end of physical laws accompanied by the release of the mind into the imagination."
Originally posted by Dishonored
To be honest, I could care less what Voyager whatever number has to say. The fact is, we should have colonies on both The Moon and Mars by now. You tell me when President corrupt decides it's time to stop waging war on brown people and starts advancing our species towards our true destiny. Until then, Voyager 1 can go crash into Pluto for all I care.edit on 1-11-2012 by Dishonored because: (no reason given)
VOYAGER 1 DISTANCE FROM EARTH 18,397,923,250 KM 122.98252083 AU DISTANCE FROM THE SUN 18,299,345,323 KM 122.32356809 AU ROUNDTRIP LIGHT TIME FROM THE SUN 34:05:37 (hh:mm:ss)
We are 90* off of the Galactic plane of the Milky Way.
If we've always been part of the Milky Way Galaxy our Solar System would be on the same galactic plane as the Milky Way.