Robert Winner

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VOYGER 1 IS ABOUT TO ENTER INTERSTELLAR SPACE. WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES OF DISCOVERYS.

Voyger 1 $ 2, Pioneer 1 & 2, and express were all launched in the 70's and are now about to enter interstellar space.

What do you think they will find?.

Was it worth the expense?

Weigh in on this event.

  • Jul 17 2012: I am hoping for the unexpected. Signals that we cannot explain with our current theories and understanding of the universe. Show us our errors.
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    Jun 26 2012: These craft will be the first object to move through a region where any effects from dark energy or dark matter won't be hidden buy the presence of matter. Its remarkably convenient that we theorised the existence of dark M&E at this time. 10 years from now it may have been too late to collect any data.
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    Jun 23 2012: I'm hoping to learn what the space weather out there is like. It might impact any future interstellar mission.
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    Jun 22 2012: There won't be any discoveries for about another 81,000 years by voyager at the speed it is going, and that's assuming it's going to Proxima Centauri(our closest star). I hate to burst your bubble, but there wont be any discoveries. Voyager might as well be ignored.
    • Jun 23 2012: Hi Kevin,

      I humbly differ. This is the first time that we've been able to taste the interstellar environment outside of the Sun's solar wind. We know what we expect we'll see. What we'll actually find is anyone's guess. One of the major finds so far is that the Sun's sphere of influence pulses back and forth. No one knows why.

      Best wishes.
      Doug
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        Jun 24 2012: The only thing I could see happening is maybe we will be able to study cosmic rays a little better. This is just my opinion.