Friday, September 13, 2013

NASA Says Voyager 1 Space Probe Has Left Solar System

NASA Says Voyager 1 Space Probe Has Left Solar System



NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system, boldly going where no machine has gone before.

Thirty-six years after it rocketed away from Earth, the plutonium-powered spacecraft has escaped the sun’s influence and is now cruising 11 1/2 billion miles away in interstellar space, or the vast, cold emptiness between the stars, NASA said Thursday.