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On July 28, levels of high-energy cosmic ray particles originating from outside our solar system increased by 5 percent

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft managed to catch the fastest rate of changes on the edge of the solar system. 
The Voyager 1 is a NASA space probe that was launched in 1977 to study the outer solar system. It is now in the heliosheath, which is which is the outermost layer of the heliosphere. This area is very turbulent, and acts as the outer layer of the bubble of charged particles that surrounds the sun. 
The Voyager 1 has been studying this bubble of charged particles, and in doing so, caught the fastest rate of change in two of three signs of changes expected to occur at this particular area. The three signs of changes are the rate in which levels of high-energy cosmic ray particles increase, the rate in which lower-energy particles decrease, and the direction of the magnetic field. 
On July 28, levels of high-energy cosmic ray particles originating from outside our solar system increased by 5 percent. In the last half of that same day, lower-energy particles originating from inside our solar system decreased by half. Three days later, all levels returned to normal. This was the fastest rate of change observed so far. 
As far as the direction of the magnetic field goes, the data needs to be analyzed to determine if this occurred or not. These results should be available next month. 
This is all crucial information as Voyager 1 attempts to cross into interstellar space. NASA expects this to occur, but it does not know when. When this does happen, Voyager 1 will be the first manmade spacecraft to exit the solar system and dive into interstellar space. 
According to NASA scientists, the levels of lower-energy particles will drop to zero before Voyager 1 crosses into interstellar space. 
"These are thrilling times for the Voyager team as we try to understand the quickening pace of changes as Voyager 1 approaches the edge of interstellar space," said Edward Stone. Voyager 1 project scientist from the California Institute of Technology. "We are certainly in a new region at the edge of the solar system where things are changing rapidly. But we are not yet able to say that Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space."


Source: Science Daily

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RE: Chills!
By kattanna on 8/8/2012 1:30:06 PM , Rating: 2
didn't have issues with Speech class

My niece had a speech class last semester..100% online

think about that for a second..sad

me personally..english has been a rocky subject. the first time I tried english 101 one of the first projects we did I followed the teachers instructions to the letter, and failed it because she actually wanted it in another format. When i pointed out her instructions her response was.. well.. i meant the other way. LOL I dropped the class because with a more then full time job, the math and chemistry class was more then enough as it was.

the second time I tried it, I was pointing out spelling and grammar mistakes that the teacher had made herself. ended dropping the class because once again work got in the way and I wasnt dropping biology which I had a strong A in. I'll get past it eventually..LOL got more chemistry and astronomy this semester. one thing I have noticed though about the english classes is how astonishingly bad is the grammar of these new kids in college. Me.. i was born when we were landing men on the moon.

I keep getting the feeling I'm supposed to be doing something more significant than just a server admin

if you are helping the porn to flow.. then there is NO higher calling


RE: Chills!
By MrBlastman on 8/8/2012 1:45:23 PM , Rating: 2
When i pointed out her instructions her response was.. well.. i meant the other way.

That's just women being women. They say stuff all the time that is the opposite of what they really mean.

They get all pissed off too when us men don't figure it out. Other times, we actually do the opposite and they get mad because they meant what they really said.

It is a wonder that all men over forty aren't completely bald. That, or carrying around giant cudgels to smash things.

It is perplexing. Machines are typically predictable--they work in a calculated, mechanical way and generate an obvious end result. Humans are nothing more than electro-chemical machines, yet, for some strange reason, the female variant has managed to defy science completely by incorporating a true random-number generator in their brains.

It is inconceivable yet, as I see it, true. Perhaps there is some sort of multi-dimensional quantum rift buried somewhere in their brains that men have yet to find. It is in there--it has to be!

RE: Chills!
By JediJeb on 8/8/2012 2:07:30 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe women are the key to quantum computing, where a bit can be on, off or anything in between.

RE: Chills!
By MrBlastman on 8/8/2012 2:27:14 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly! We should behead them instantly and place them all on spindles and begin computing... Oh hell, I don't want to even know what goes on in there.

If we do that, it could be like opening a Lemarchand box...

Eureka! I've figured it out!

Pinhead. Yes, Pinhead, he is the source of all mankinds lusts and woes! It isn't sand trapped in there at times, no, NO!

It is Pinhead, bristles and all, raking his crown across their grant vestibules!

Or is it? Who is up to the challenge? I'm not.

Of course, the Lament Configuration might have already been realized. Was Man ever meant to figure this out to begin with? Is it already too late... I better go hide.

RE: Chills!
By MrBlastman on 8/8/2012 2:30:19 PM , Rating: 2
grant = grand. :-| (Maybe my typo saved us all?)

RE: Chills!
By Spuke on 8/8/2012 7:26:56 PM , Rating: 2
That's just women being women. They say stuff all the time that is the opposite of what they really mean.
Women only act that like that when they're with someone they don't really want to be with OR when we (men) let them act like that. I don't put up with that stuff and I'm no Billy Bad Ass either. If a woman wants me to understand something, she'll have to say it in plain English or I'll just act like a total dumb ass until she does. It's FAR easier to frustrate the living piss out of them until they spit it out in anger than to try and guess what they really want. Sorry, but I just don't play those games.

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