June 18, 2012 |
It looks like the Voyager 1 spacecraft is about to leave the Solar System. I for one am quite excited by the fact that we’re now an interstellar species!
NASA says messages from Voyager 1 show the probe is detecting large amounts of particles from distant exploded stars. This indicates that it’s getting near to the edge of the Solar System.
Voyager 1 and its sister probe Voyager 2 are heading towards the heart of our galaxy, propelled by plutonium power sources which should last another 15 years.
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