September 2013 is turning out to be an epic month in the course of human history. A few days ago, scientists have confirmed that the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched 36 years ago, has left our solar system and has entered interstellar space. Isn't that exciting?!
But for more than that, it would seem that space is not as void as we once thought. Apparently, a kind of plasma built up around the space-craft. Thanks to an unexpected burst from our sun in 2012, a solar wind hit the plasma and caused a vibration that recording devices picked up. You should hear it!
So there's plasma beyond/between solar systems? Interesting ...
This could change the way we think about deep space travel - but before we do that, let's hear it for the highly anticipated CassaStorm, the final act in the Amazon Best Selling series by Alex J. Cavanaugh!
Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.
After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.
Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…
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A major congratulations to you, Ninja Captain Alex! I look forward to reading this novel, fresh out of the mailbox. Break some records!
Are you excited about CassaStorm's release? What are your thoughts on the Voyager 1 space probe? Think anyone will pick it up soon?
I'm David, and "a storm is about to break ..."