jueves, 12 de septiembre de 2013

Voyager 1 captures the sounds of interstellar space

September 12, 2013. This date will go down in history as that on which the first human-made object left the confines of our solar system and traveled into the galaxy at large. NASA made the announcement a short awhile ago that the Voyager 1 spacecraft – launched from Earth in 1977 – has now officially entered interstellar space. NASA also released this video, in which the sounds of interstellar space can be heard. In fact, the science team used these sounds to help determine the density of space through which Voyager 1 is now passing.

The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun. Bottom line: Sounds of interstellar space, from the amazing Voyager 1 spacecraft.

source and credit a earthsky