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    Default So It Seems Our Solar System is Passing Through A Giant Cloud

    Wanna feel small:

    http://www.physorg.com/news181052057.html


    Astronomers call the cloud we're running into now the Local Interstellar Cloud or "Local Fluff" for short. It's about 30 light years wide and contains a wispy mixture of hydrogen and helium atoms at a temperature of 6000 C. The existential mystery of the Fluff has to do with its surroundings. About 10 million years ago, a cluster of supernovas exploded nearby, creating a giant bubble of million-degree gas. The Fluff is completely surrounded by this high-pressure supernova exhaust and should be crushed or dispersed by it.

    "The observed temperature and density of the local cloud do not provide enough pressure to resist the 'crushing action' of the hot gas around it," says Opher.

    So how does the Fluff survive? The Voyagers have found an answer.

    "Voyager data show that the Fluff is much more strongly magnetized than anyone had previously suspected—between 4 and 5 microgauss*," says Opher. "This magnetic field can provide the extra pressure required to resist destruction."

    NASA's two Voyager probes have been racing out of the solar system for more than 30 years. They are now beyond the orbit of Pluto and on the verge of entering interstellar space—but they are not there yet.

    Hmmmm...
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    I love how you always post this fasinating stuff. It's fun to read even though half the time I have no idea what they are talking about.
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    The interstellar overdrive thing is the interesting bit. I'm glad we put those voyager turkeys in and set the oven to 'blow my mind'.

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    Ya know....this could be V'ger returning in search of The Creator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    I love how you always post this fasinating stuff. It's fun to read even though half the time I have no idea what they are talking about.
    Same here, the remarkable thing is the Voyager probes leaving the orbit of PLuto, that means they're about to leave the galaxy right?
    Dealing with it.

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    so what exactly does all of this mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchop84 View Post
    Same here, the remarkable thing is the Voyager probes leaving the orbit of PLuto, that means they're about to leave the galaxy right?
    No, it's leaving the solar system. Has a ways to go before it leaves the galaxy. VH will have a new CD out by then.
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    I'll stay on Earth. She's our best spaceship...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis de Montalte View Post
    I'll stay on Earth. She's our best spaceship...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    No, it's leaving the solar system. Has a ways to go before it leaves the galaxy. VH will have a new CD out by then.


    Any more cracks like that and we may have to move this threads to the VH Present/Future forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naked Wake View Post
    so what exactly does all of this mean?
    Up until they got this new data, science believed that a cloud like that was physically impossible. So next fall every college science major has to by a new textbook. Wait, that means I'm out an extra $150
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    Sorry about that... It was the Macho Combo Burrito from Del Taco...
    Posted from yo' mama's house.


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    It does make you feel small. It also makes you realise that in the grand scheme of things, this planet we hold onto so dearly could be wiped out in a second and it would matter not a jot to even our galaxy, let alone the universe.

    The more you think about it, the more you become incredibly surprised that we are still even here at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    Sorry about that... It was the Macho Combo Burrito from Del Taco...
    All things being equal, I'd blame it on two beef burritos and a root beer float.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    It does make you feel small. It also makes you realise that in the grand scheme of things, this planet we hold onto so dearly could be wiped out in a second and it would matter not a jot to even our galaxy, let alone the universe.

    The more you think about it, the more you become incredibly surprised that we are still even here at all.

    "Here's Tom with the weather ......."
    When you realize this along with the percentages of everything that it took for life to even begin on this planet, it reconfirms my belief in a higher power.
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

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