Category: Merav Opher

Why Did It Take NASA A Year To Realize The Voyager Left The Solar System?

September 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merav Opher, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, WGBH 0 comments

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For the first time in history, we’ve left the solar system…

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“It really is a milestone. It’s the first man-made object to cross the last boundary that separates our home. Voyager is like our spy that we sent to tell us what lies beyond our home.”

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NASA spacecraft launched in 1977 enters interstellar space

September 12th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merav Opher, Newsmakers 0 comments

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For months, researchers have been arguing about just where in the universe the Voyager 1 spacecraft is…

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Voyager enters realm between the stars, report says

September 12th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merav Opher, Newsmakers, USA Today 0 comments

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We’ve made it to the stars, at last…

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“The historic crossing is extremely dramatic and very romantic, but also bittersweet. … I wish Voyager 1 could’ve stayed longer at the brink of interstellar space. Such a pity it left. I wanted more data.”

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Magnetic bubbles may mean Voyager 1 has left the Solar System

August 21st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merav Opher, Nature, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Leaving the Solar System is like leaving any familiar territory without maps — you have no idea what’s coming next, or even what you’ve just journeyed through…

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“People are having a really hard time swallowing this scenario.”

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Voyager 1 has left our solar system and entered interstellar space…or HAS it? Nasa dismisses ‘controversial’ claim

August 16th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Daily Mail, Merav Opher, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Voyager 1 appears to have at long last left our solar system and entered interstellar space… Or has it?…

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Study refuels debate over whether Voyager 1 has left solar system

August 16th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles Times, Merav Opher, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Voyager 1, where are you?…

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“We did not leave the solar system.”

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Voyager 1 Discovers Bizarre and Baffling Region at Edge of Solar System

June 27th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merav Opher, Newsmakers, Wired 0 comments

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Not content with simply being the man-made object to travel farthest from Earth, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft recently entered a bizarre new region at the solar system’s edge that has physicists baffled…

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“It’s a huge surprise. In some sense we have touched the intergalactic medium, but we’re still inside the sun’s house.”

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Voyager: Outward bound

May 22nd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merav Opher, Nature, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Ed Stone has spent 36 years guiding the twin Voyager spacecraft through the Solar System. Next stop, interstellar space…

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“The information coming back from Voyager 1 as it leaves the heliosphere is the only data we’ll ever get from this region, and it’s incredible.”

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Voyager Is Such a Tease

March 27th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merav Opher, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Voyager 1 has left the solar system — almost

March 21st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles Times, Merav Opher, Newsmakers 0 comments

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It was welcome news to Earthlings: The Voyager 1 spacecraft had seemingly crossed a momentous threshold and become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space…

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“We did not leave the solar system. We are simply in a new region that is completely different than what we thought.”

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