Has Voyager 1 Left the Solar System?


Source: Hubblesite.org
 

A few weeks ago it seemed the evidence was looking good. Voyager may have left the solar system, although it seems its not 100% official yet. The three things used to help classify whether it has left are increases in high-energy cosmic rays, a drop in charged sun particles, and a change in magnetic field. The high-energy cosmic rays and decrease in charged sun particles have been seen. It will be interesting to see what the data shows in the coming weeks.

2 responses to “Has Voyager 1 Left the Solar System?

  1. Please forgive a lack of scientific acumen, but could you explain how you measure solar changes in cosmic rays and magnetic fields? I mean, is this from data collected by Voyager or collected by radio telescopes from Earth?

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