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NASA’s Voyager 1 Enters Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, has left our solar system, to become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. New data shows that the craft is presently traveling through plasma, the ionized gas that makes up the space between stars, roughly 12 billion miles from the sun. NASA reports that the probe had entered the plasma region …

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Voyager 1 Officially Left The Solar System One Year Ago

Last year, the Voyager 1 spacecraft entered a new region at the edge of our solar system. The stellar winds around the probe changed dramatically, though the magnetic field surrounding it was left unchanged. NASA researchers referred to this region as a “magnetic highway,” where charged particles can pass into and out of the sun’s heliosphere. The discovery ignited debate …

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Voyager Spacecraft Actually Has Left the Solar System, Argues New Study

For over six months now, scientists have holding their breath, waiting for confirmation that the Voyager 1 spacecraft has left the solar system. In December 2012 NASA announced that the probe had entered a new region of space they dubbed the “magnetic highway.” The region is one where charged particles can pass into and out of interstellar space, but scientists …

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Voyager 1 Still Not Quite Out of the Solar System

Back in December, NASA announced that the Voyager 1 probe had entered a new region at the edge of our solar system. The region was described as a “magnetic highway,” where charged particles can pass into and out of interstellar space. Since that time, researchers have been anxiously awaiting data that confirms Voyager 1 has become the first man-made object …

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Voyager 1 Module Added to NASA’s Solar System Viewer

There’s been some confusion in recent months over whether Voyager 1 has actually exited the Solar System. NASA scientists have reported multiple times that they’ve seen indications that the probe may be outside the heliosphere, only to roll back the fanfare with a deeper analysis of the data. Now, NASA is letting everyone in on the agonizing wait with a …

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Voyager Discovers New Region at the Edge of the Solar System

Excited NASA researchers today announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a new, unexpected region on its way out of the solar system. The scientists believe that the region is the final hurdle before Voyager enters interstellar space. The new region of the heliosphere – the bubble of charged particles from the sun that envelops the solar system – …

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