Voyager 1 Leaves the Solar System!

Voyager 1The American Geophysical Union announced this week that:

“Thirty-five years after its launch, Voyager 1 appears to have traveled beyond the influence of the Sun and exited the heliosphere, according to a new study appearing online today.

The heliosphere is a region of space dominated by the Sun and its wind of energetic particles, and which is thought to be enclosed, bubble-like, in the surrounding interstellar medium of gas and dust that pervades the Milky Way galaxy.”

Which is a fancy way of saying that Voyager 1 (known as “V-ger” to it’s friends) has become the fist human designed object to have actually gone BEYOND our Solar System! Pretty cool! We are finally in Interstellar space, go humans!

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