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NASA Announces That Voyager 1 Has Left Solar System and Enters New Region

Mar 21, 2013 by Administrator

It’s official, NASA announced today that Voyager 1 has left our solar system and is ‘in a new region’.

Voyager 1 crossed a point in space called the termination shock 8-years ago, and it has since been exploring the heliosphere’s outer layer, called the heliosheath.

According to Leonard Burlaga, a member of the team that looks after Voyager’s magnetometer: “We are in a magnetic region unlike any we’ve been in before – about ten times more intense than before the termination shock – but the magnetic field data show no indication we’re in interstellar space.”


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