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Voyager One, an observatory, and Einstein update?

10 October 2012

At http://phys.org/print268990338.html … Voyager One may finally have left the solar system – NASA has yet to report and confirm this. There was a huge drop in solar particles hitting Voyager in August. What information is Voyager sending back – the NASA news release is eagerly awaited.

At http://phys.org/print268988645.html … the UK is contributing 24 robotic arms for the European Southern Observatory in Chile, desigined to observe far away star clusters.

Meanhwile, at http://phys.org/print268932293.html … according to the Einstein theory nothing travels faster than the speed of light, and this hypothesis has been verified on many occasions over the years. However, two Australian physicists have now shown Einstein's theory can be logically extended to allow for faster than light motion. They are quick to point out, however, their idea does not contradict Einstein but adds a new dimension to the hypothesis. The paper can be accessed at DOI:10.1098/rspa.2012.0340 and the abstract is provided above.

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