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I mean, is there not a chance that our proximity to the centre of our solar system, our position, within the shell of the termination shock, and indeed the heliosphere, makes us somewhat unprepared for making informed assumptions about the fine detail of what may occur at the transition points between the various layers of radiation, cosmic rays that surround our system.
It seems silly for science to express suprise when there was garunteed to be some utterly improbable crap happening at the edges of our solar system!
Originally posted by Imtor
Interesting, I've always found entering deep space the most interesting about all the space exploration. It would be nice if it could take pictures from whereever it is, even a picture back at the now distant solar system.
I wouldn't say it would take millions, the distance passed beyond the solar system is heck of a move, in a hundred years it may be flying in some other system with planets. Is there a concrete path or direction Voyager 1 is going?
Voyager 1 is not heading towards any particular star, but in about 40,000 years it will pass within 1.6 light years of the star Gliese 445, which is at present in the constellation Camelopardalis. That star is generally moving towards our Solar System at about 119 km/s (430,000 km/h; 270,000 mph).
Originally posted by TrueBrit
What I do not understand is why the scientists are so confused by increases in activity. To me it makes perfect sense For example, when you grab one magnet in your right hand, and one in your left, and push the two north poles together. You will feel the resistance these objects have toward eachother, and although it is invisible to the naked eye, you know that there is force being exerted by these objects, that keeps them from touching. You do not for one moment imagine that there is a place between these forces, which is empty of all interaction, and indeed it is not logical to assume that there ought to be.
Originally posted by Fakshon
reply to post by pacifier2012
Scientific Theory is actually stronger than what we call facts. Scientific Theory is a hypothesis (educated guess) that has been tested, data collected, reviewed, pulled apart, verified, and continues to get tested forever, if the hypothesis doesn't line up with the data then it is changed or even scrapped. A fact is just a statement of what we believe to be true, however it doesn't go through the testing and verification that a Scientific Theory goes through.
Look up the definitions of a Fact and a Theory. Is history fact? Actually history is written by the victors so indeed it's not fact it's one side of a story.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
Can't help but wonder without the gravity well of a nearby star, if voyager's molecules would disintegrate and it dissipate into nothingness?