NASA has confirmed that Voyager 1 has left our solar system and is now traveling through interstellar space! (What's interstellar space? The space between stars that is beyond our sun's electromagnetic influence. Don't worry, we had to look it up too.) This is the first human object to ever make it that far into space. Since it's launch in 1977, the spacecraft has now travelled over 11 billion miles away from the sun.Voyager 1 continues to go on but it's battery will run out and stop sending us information around 2025.Voyager 2 (stuck living in Voyager 1's shadow as usual) is currently about 9 billion miles from the sun.
Between JK Rowling's new movie and Voyager 1 reaching interstellar space, today has been a win for nerds everywhere!
Voyager 1 has left the solar system, making America the first country to litter other galaxies.— CC:Indecision (@indecision) September 12, 2013
I call dibs on Voyager 1's mileage rewards.— Marco Palmieri (@mxpalmieri) September 12, 2013
Voyager 1 has left the solar system STILL OWING ME MONEY. It said it would swing back and pay up!— John Scalzi (@scalzi) September 12, 2013
Voyager 1 is serious this time. pic.twitter.com/uoI04qphaO— Alex Parker (@Alex_Parker) September 12, 2013
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