New and exiting space news was released today! The Voyager 1 has (or is pretty darn close) left our solar system! It's been floating around for almost 36 years, along with Voyager 2. They've been collecting information as interplanetary probes up until Voyager 2 passed Neptune in 1989, now they are referred to as interstellar probes. These probes hold the legendary "golden records" that contain information about our planet. I get excited thinking about the possibility of other life forms finding the Voyagers and maybe, just maybe having the ability to receive the information off of the records. It's amazing to think about, but we are one step closer to broadening our knowledge of the universe, and possibly beyond.
"Voyager 1 is currently about 11 billion miles (18 billion km) away; Voyager 2 trails a bit at 9 billion miles (14 billion km). In December of last year, Voyager 1 beamed back data showing that the charged particles around it appeared to have come to a standstill, suggesting that it had entered a final transition zone before interstellar space…"
"What’s not in dispute among any of the scientists is that the spacecraft is now, undeniably, in a new and unexplored region—pushing the reach of humanity farther than it’s ever gone before. What we call that place is, in many respects, less important than the fact that we’re there at all."
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