Space Weather report
the Mercury Effect
Uncle John @ Kennedy space center for the launch of the deep space climate observatory.
report to be published here february 20
Chasing Halley's Comet
Standing On The Moon
To land on Mars low density atmosphere, NASA created this saucer-like vehicle currently in the testing stages
space Weather report
voyager 1 & 2 are the first man-made satellites from earth to leave our solar system to search through intergalactic space. looking back from voyager we can now see our solar system looks like a giant eye. VOYAGER 1 HAs LEFT THE HELIOpause OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM travelling through THE BOW SHOCK TO BEGIN ITS trip INTO INTERSTELLAR SPACE. voyager 2 is still in the heliosphere, that is like a giant air conditioner. When voyager 1 went into the heliopause there was like a tsunami of interstellar wind. it then entered into a very hot space signaling the arrival into interstellar space. voyager 2, that has more working instruments than voyager 1, will leave the heliopause about the same time the first humans fly-by mars, a few years down the celestial road. its instruments will send a much clearer signal once it reaches interstellar space. both voyagers carry time capsules known as the golden record, a 12 inch, gold-plated copper disc with images and sounds of earth, so extraterrestrial intelligent life can learn about us. WE HAVE NOW GONE FURTHER THAN EVER BEFORE.
Next: Voyager's accomplishments visiting the planets in our system. voyager moves ahead to the next unknown in instellar space & leaves us this snapshot of our solar system :
VOYAGER 1 LEAVING OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
December 2012 - Voyager 1 near the edge of the solar system about to enter interstellar space
THAT STAR IS OUR SUN !
Looking at our solar system from the outside in, God's view!
Voyage of Discovery
Destination: Interstellar Space
Voyager 1 and 2 are presently in the "Heliosheath", the outermost layer of the heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas, and they are traveling at about 135,000 miles per hour! Voyager 1 is 11 billion miles from earth and approaching the "Heliopause" and about to leave our solar system to voyage into interstellar space. As the ship sails ahead a bow shock spreads around the vessel as it enters the frontier into new space. The earth will continue to receive signals for about another dozen years. Both vessels carry a greeting for any intelligent extraterrestrial life, on a golden phonograph record with sounds and images of Earth, including Chuck Berry singing "Johnny B. Goode". It has a shelf life of over 4 billion years.
THE GOLDEN RECORD