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Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Science |

Evidence suggests that the Voyager 1 spacecraft is the first human to leave the solar system

Evidence suggests that the Voyager 1 spacecraft is the first human to leave the solar system

On September 5, 1977, took off from Earth into probe 1, which to this day remains in operation and communicating to our planet that captures information with various sensors, the device being created by the human race that is far from home.

In fact, it was so far away that its original mission (visit Jupiter and Saturn), was changed to nothing less than finding the limits of the system, something that according to information recently analyzed could have successfully achieved, after about a month ago will give the first clues towards that achievement .

Because scientists do not know the exact location of the ship, and base assumptions about what the sensors recorded. With this, we can know whether or not left the if three conditions are met:

  1. To register an increase in the registration of hitting the artifact, which originate from outside the solar system.
  2. To reduce the sensitivity of particles originating from the sun, because of course, it is further from the solar system.
  3. And finally, you see a change in the direction of the magnetic fields that affect the artifact.

New evidence clearly shows that the first two requirements are being met from September this year, with records invariably suggest that the Voyager 1 exited the solar system. As for the third condition, the data provided are not conclusive, so there are two possibilities: if there is a change in the direction of the magnetic field affects the Voyager 1, would be facing the first human creation out of the solar system. And if data are not favorable, however we are very close, and that the ship would be at the edge of the system, about to leave.

Link: More Evidence That Voyager has exited the solar system (Chron)

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