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(Medium)   Voyager 1 may be caught inside an Interstellar Flux Transfer Event--she cannae take any more, captain   (medium.com) divider line 33
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2013-10-02 08:13:35 AM  
Are you doubting its flux capacity?
 
2013-10-02 08:30:07 AM  
Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!
 
2013-10-02 08:35:53 AM  
I had one of those after eating some suspect street food in Mexico once.
 
2013-10-02 08:38:15 AM  
Mission control this is commander Bubbles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ITUYo7CRg0
 
2013-10-02 08:39:35 AM  
It's stuck in a vortex of endless news articles saying it's about to leave the solar system any minute now.
 
2013-10-02 08:41:11 AM  
For those interested, the interstellar magnetic field runs λ, β) ~ (40°, -38°) in ecliptic coordinates.

Well, obviously.  Everybody knows that.
 
2013-10-02 08:46:49 AM  
So that's why we have to wait for Voyager 6 to seek The Creator. The first five get lost, and we didn't program them to stop and ask for directions.
 
2013-10-02 08:59:38 AM  
So when is it coming back to kill us all?
 
2013-10-02 09:01:11 AM  
And to say my headline that just said "This again" didn't get a greenlight when Voyager 1 absolutely definitely totally left the solar system for sure the last time.
 
2013-10-02 09:03:05 AM  
Like a balloon, and then something bad happens!
 
2013-10-02 09:19:04 AM  

turboke: And to say my headline that just said "This again" didn't get a greenlight when Voyager 1 absolutely definitely totally left the solar system for sure the last time.


all we can say for sure at this point is that the Voyager 1 team like champagne, and will downright make science up on the spot, in order to justify another couple of crates of bubbly tacked to the budget.

/Thanks, Obama!!
 
2013-10-02 09:32:56 AM  
Just cross the streams.
 
2013-10-02 09:41:43 AM  
Just send an inverse tachyon pulse to form a static warp shell around Voyagers rear deflector dish.

/Also, tech the tech
 
2013-10-02 10:13:04 AM  
 monitor all tachyons particles that show inertial sub space displacement
 
2013-10-02 10:16:56 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-02 10:28:10 AM  
What's NASA's response to this allegation?

Oh right, blacked out because GOP hates America...
 
2013-10-02 10:45:31 AM  
All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic heavy elements may not be used where there is life.
 
2013-10-02 10:52:34 AM  
So it left the solar system, then didn't, then did, then didn't again, then did again, now hasn't actually left the solar system? It's like a mental ex-girlfriend. Next week it's show up on my doorstep claiming to be pregnant.
 
2013-10-02 11:14:46 AM  

r1niceboy: Next week it's show up on my doorstep claiming to be pregnant.


It's get better.
 
2013-10-02 11:16:49 AM  
Quick! Send a chroniton particle beam through the main deflector dish!
 
2013-10-02 11:21:58 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-10-02 12:04:17 PM  

give me doughnuts: Quick! Send a chroniton particle beam through the main deflector dish!


No it is an inverse tachyon beam used to probe a temporal anomoly.

U just need to avoid multiple beams from the same source converging on the same spacial coordinates at different times.
 
2013-10-02 12:12:50 PM  
Is she gonna blow?!?
 
2013-10-02 12:27:27 PM  
www.startrek.com
 
2013-10-02 12:58:26 PM  
drush76.files.wordpress.com

I don't remember B'Elanna Torres having a Scottish accent.
 
2013-10-02 01:17:40 PM  

StrikitRich: [drush76.files.wordpress.com image 696x530]

I don't remember B'Elanna Torres having a Scottish accent.


+1 gold star for your Nerd card!
 
2013-10-02 01:35:26 PM  

Parallax: StrikitRich: [drush76.files.wordpress.com image 696x530]

I don't remember B'Elanna Torres having a Scottish accent.

+1 gold star for your Nerd card!


1 more and I'll have BINGO
 
2013-10-02 04:35:22 PM  
At least we'll be able to get to the Cardassian home planet much quicker, now...
 
2013-10-02 07:41:21 PM  
Flux is a physics term for flow. It only sounds cool.

/physicist
 
2013-10-02 08:54:36 PM  
fark.
 
2013-10-02 08:57:12 PM  

KellyX: What's NASA's response to this allegation?

Oh right, blacked out because GOP hates America...


With the shutdown, Voyager 1 has to return to Earth.
 
2013-10-02 09:13:58 PM  
FTA: They say Voyager 1 may be caught in a kind of magnetic portal known as an interstellar flux transfer event.
This occurs when the magnetic fields from two different objects briefly become connected through a tube-like magnetic structure. Exactly this process happens between the Earth and Sun's magnetic field every eight minutes or so. It would be no surprise if similar flux transfer events take place regularly between the Sun's field and the interstellar field.


Could someone a little more geeky than me explain how the interstellar field can be considered an object at one end of a tube-like magnetic structure that could form a flux transfer event?
 
2013-10-02 10:40:43 PM  

MarkEC: FTA: They say Voyager 1 may be caught in a kind of magnetic portal known as an interstellar flux transfer event.
This occurs when the magnetic fields from two different objects briefly become connected through a tube-like magnetic structure. Exactly this process happens between the Earth and Sun's magnetic field every eight minutes or so. It would be no surprise if similar flux transfer events take place regularly between the Sun's field and the interstellar field.

Could someone a little more geeky than me explain how the interstellar field can be considered an object at one end of a tube-like magnetic structure that could form a flux transfer event?


Because the two are separate entities that are just connected by magnetics?
/Amature Physicist breaking-bad
 
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