(GIST OF SCIENCE REPORTER) Voyager 1 detects plasma ‘hum’
Voyager 1 detects plasma ‘hum’
According in detected the constant drone of interstellar gas (plasma Nature Astronomy to a Cornell-led research published, Voyager 1 instruments have waves). Voyager 1 the NASA spacecraft was launched 44 years ago to explore the outer solar system and interstellar space beyond the sun’s heliopause. Voyager 1 is now the most distant man-made probe in space which still works and zooms toward limitlessness.
This study will help researchers to see how the interstellar medium interfaces with the solar wind and how the defensive bubble of the solar system’s heliosphere is shaped and modified by the interstellar environment.