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When Earth Songs Filled the Void of SpaceBefore the late 50's we had the planets, our Sun, the stars, galaxies, spectacular clouds of dust and very little else in our universe. There was evidence for a highly tenuous "sea" of dust in interstellar space, but little else. Space was empty above the ionized gases of our upper atmosphere, a little like there was no color in the world before the 40's. The clues were there to think otherwise, however, and in the late 50's and early 60's a few researchers dared to challenge the conventional ideas about space. It was a time of discovery and, with our new ability to fly in space, a time that launched a new science. Today that science makes it possible to literally see some of the plasmas that populate near-Earth space, which are now known to exist everywhere.
Document ID
20030062059
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Gallagher, Dennis L. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Meeting Information
Tennessee Association of American Physics Teachers(Clarksville, TN)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.