Voyager 1 enters new region of solar system
In an effort to give their proposal added credibility, Republicans said their counteroffer is close to numbers suggested last year by Erskine Bowle, the Democratic co-chairman of the president’s deficit reduction task force. Bowles said last week that his numbers were not so much a plan as a backof-the-envelope suggestion of how a deal could be struck that would be somewhere between Obama’s position and Boehner’s during their talks last year.
With just weeks left to find a solution, the parties remain far apart on substance. The White House is insisting that tax increases include higher tax rates on affluent households, a formula that Republicans continue to reject.
“The new revenue in the Bowles plan would not be achieved through higher tax rates, which we continue to oppose and will not agree to in order to protect small businesses and our economy,” the Republican letter said. “Instead, new revenue would be generated through pro-growth tax reform that closes specialinterest loopholes and deductions while lowering rates.” LOS ANGELES — The unstoppable Voyager 1 spacecraft has sailed into a new realm of the solar system that scientists did not know existed.
Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, have been speeding away from the sun toward interstellar space, or the space between stars.
Over the summer, Voyager 1, which is farther along in its journey, crossed into this new region where the effects from the outside can be felt.
Voyager 1 is on track to become the first manmade object to exit the solar system. Stone estimated Voyager 1 still has two to three years to travel before reaching the boundary that separates the solar system from the rest of space.
The Voyagers launched 35 years ago on a mission to tour the outer planets.