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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Voyager 1 left the Solar System


Voyager 1 spacecraft reaches interstellar space
An artist's concept shows the Voyager spacecraft traveling through space against a field of stars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

University of Iowa space physicist Don Gurnett says there is solid evidence that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to reach interstellar space, more than 11 billion miles distant and 36 years after it was launched.

Read more at: phys.org


After streaking through space for nearly 35 years, NASA's robotic Voyager 1 probe finally left the solar system in August 2012, a study published today (Sept. 12) in the journal Science reports.
Read more at: space.com

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