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NASA’s Voyager 1 Officially Leaves Solar System, Enters Interstellar Space

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It’s finally official, NASA’s Voyager 1 has left the solar system and entered interstellar space. Approximately 36-years after it was launched from Earth on a tour of the outer planets, the plutonium-powered probe is more than 11 1/2 billion miles from the sun, cruising through what scientists call interstellar space – the vast, cold emptiness between the stars, NASA said.

 

 

Voyager 1 will now study exotic particles and other phenomena in a never-before-explored part of the universe and radio the data back to Earth, where the Voyager team awaits the starship’s discoveries.

The interstellar ambassador also carries a gold-plated disc containing multicultural greetings, songs and photos, just in case it bumps into an intelligent species.

Official Source: http://geekologie.com/2013/09/go-go-go-voyager-1-has-reached-interstel.php

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2419353/Voyager-1-leaves-solar-enters-interstellar-space.html

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