Friday, September 13, 2013

Voyager 1 spacecraft reaches interstellar space

Voyager I just became the first man-made object to reach interstellar space -- and it’s running on technology that’s decades older, slower and less complex than whatever you’re using to read this page.

According to CNN, experts at NASA have "VERY strong evidence" that Voyager 1 has crossed through the heliosphere -- the magnetic boundary that separates our solar system from the rest of the Milky Way galaxy -- to enter interstellar space.

It was reported that last year Voyager 1 was leaving the solar system NASA made it offical yesterday (September 12) 

With the density of electrons in interstellar space thought to be between 0.05 and 0.22 per cubic centimeter, measurements taken last spring indicated that Voyager 1 was at the time in a region with an electron density of around 0.08.

Voyager 1 was launched 1977 along with Voyager 2.Voyager 1 is now 11.7 billion miles away from earth.Although it took just three and a half decades for the first Voyager to leave the solar system, it won't make it to another star for another 40,000 years.

What do you thing of this historical event tell us in the comments?

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