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Voyager spacecraft might not have reached interstellar space

I have to say that I had no idea this was still being debated: Voyager spacecraft might not have reached interstellar space.

In 2012, the Voyager mission team announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had passed into interstellar space, traveling further from Earth than any other manmade object.

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Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Washington (AFP) – Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to “knock modern civilization back to the 18th century,” NASA said. 401 more words

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Sun Has Lost Its Spots, Researchers Don't Know Why

The sun is in an 11-year cycle known as the solar maximum, a time when scientists expect to see a lot of activity, including sun spots that show up in regions that pump out giant flashes of light known as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that shoot off into space, sometimes headed toward Earth.

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July 23: This Day in Music History

On this day in 1994, the International Astronomical Union decided to name an asteroid that had been orbiting between Mars and Jupiter after this artist, who had died the December before. 35 more words

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What's Next For NASA? Asteroids!

NASA has not sent astronauts to the moon since 1972. While that remains a historic event, President Barack Obama’s cancellation of the Constellation Program back in 2010 ended hopes indefinitely of the United States returning to the moon any time soon. 124 more words

Scientists Set New Record By Discovering the Two Most Distant Stars Ever Found in the Milky Way

By Mathew Turner at the Inquisitr 07/22/2014

Dr. John Bochanski and his team of scientists have discovered the furthest known stars in the Milky Way. The discovery has the potential to turn what we think we know about the formation of our galaxy on its head. Read more at the Inquisitr.

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