June 11th, 2011

space

NASA Love



When was the last time I issued a NASA love post?

Ack, I feel so disconnected. Well, anyway, we have one now: NASA LOVE





As you may or may not remember, I love the Voyager space probes as they make their way out of our solar system and into deep space. Well, somehow, these probes are continuing to transmit data long, long past their expected expiration dates. They're the little probes that could.

The latest article involves the very weak magnetic field that surrounds our solar system and assists in keeping cosmic rays from vaporizing all of us ... similar to what the Earth's magnetic field is doing for us closer to home, in fact.


June 9, 2011: NASA's Voyager probes are truly going where no one has gone before. Gliding silently toward the stars, 9 billion miles from Earth, they are beaming back news from the most distant, unexplored reaches of the solar system.