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Fluffy Mystery at Edge of Solar System Solved
briv1016
post Dec 24 2009, 02:37 AM
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http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0912...sa-voyager.html
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post Dec 24 2009, 03:38 AM
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I just love it when scientists get all excited and come up with names for great stellar features...."The Fluff"....brilliant! laugh.gif
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post Dec 24 2009, 05:25 AM
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Didn't they inadvertantely fry one of the two magnetometers a year or two back? Did they revive it? Never was clear on whether a recovery was made.

Still crazy amazing that we have working magnetometers that far out.
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post Dec 27 2009, 09:14 AM
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The abstract of the Nature paper is available here.
I don't have access to Nature, but I would be very interested in reading it...


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