December 4, 2012

Voyager 1 Enters Unknown Realm of Space

Clara Moskowitz, Space.com


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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has discovered a new layer of the solar system that scientists hadn't known was there, researchers announced today (Dec. 3).

Voyager 1 and its sister probe Voyager 2 have been traveling through space since 1977, and are close to becoming the first manmade objects to leave the solar system.

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TAGGED: Magnetic Field, Interstellar Space, Solar System, Voyager 1

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