NASA’s Voyager 1 enters Interstellar space

On the 12th of September 2013 NASA confirmed Voyager 1 entered interstellar space. This makes Voyager 1 the furthest man made object from earth.

What’s Voyager 1?
Voyager 1 was an unmanned space probe launched by NASA on the 5th of September 1977. Launched within weeks it’s sister satellite Voyager 2 both were sent to take images and reading from the distant giants of the Solar System.

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Where is Voyager 1?
NASA say that currently Voyager is 19 BILLION kilometres away from our Sun. That’s about 4 times the distant between the Sun and Neptune (our furthest planet). Another way to look at it is it’s about 127 times as far away from the Sun as Earth!

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You Are Here
This artist’s concept puts huge solar system distances in perspective. The scale bar is measured in astronomical units (AU), with each set distance beyond 1 AU representing 10 times the previous distance. Each AU is equal to the distance from the sun to the Earth. It took from 1977 to 2013 for Voyager 1 to reach the edge of interstellar space. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Extracted from : NASA Voyager 1
Details from : CBC.ca

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