Tuesday, December 11, 2007
The Kind of News I Like to Read About Most:
Voyager 2 finds solar system's shape is 'dented'
The two space probes, Voyager I and Voyager II were sent out in 1977.
That's 30 years ago, and in 1979 the first Star Trek movie used Voyager as the main plot point.
That's how long those things have been sailing through our solar system.
Voyager II is making the news because it has reached the edge of our solar system and found condition a bit different (much cooler) than they thought, and a bit strange too (there's a dent in the edge where our sun's solar wind meets interstellar space).
Truly, it's news that geeks love to read about.
Way, way, WAY cooler than Paris Hilton and almost as cool as Led Zeppelin reforming for that London show yesterday (that I sadly was unable to attend).