Spacecraft NASA Voyager-1, which recently reached the boundaries of the solar system, encountered the strange phenomena.
Located at a distance of 13 billion miles from Earth, the unit has a strong cosmic storm that has allowed scientists to measure the effect of "solar wind." According to experts, the unit was in the area of the turbulence that occurs when faced sun and interstellar winds.
"Voyager-1 has reached the zone in deep space, where a giant shock wave when the solar wind hits the wind from interstellar space. These observations are striking," — said Edward Stone of the California Institute of Technology.
NASA spacecraft is still transmitting data about the unexplored area of the solar system — the border, where sun exposure is reduced, and the "upper hand," processes caused by the laws of interstellar space.
Here, the charged particles that are ejected by the Sun — the so-called solar wind — collide with the gases and dust that fill the space between the stars, reports Newsru.com. The result is a zone in which there is very strange physical phenomena that, as scientists say they have yet to be explored.
Voyager-1 was launched September 5, 1977.
In November 1980, the unit conducted a detailed study of the largest of Saturn's moons — Titan. In addition to its task of photographing the planet's surface and the detailed study of the structure of the transition region of the magnetosphere of Jupiter and its impact on the global magnetic field of the solar system, and the study of systems of the rings of Saturn and Jupiter.
In February 1991, Voyager-1 at a distance of about 25 astronomical units (3.7 billion kilometers) made famous by the "family portrait" of the solar system, in which a small speck of blue visible and Earth.
On board the Voyager-1 has a gold disk with greetings to representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations, pictures and all kinds of information about the planet Earth.
Of Korrespondent.net, DELFI
November 11, 2003 6:02