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NASA: Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

September 25, 2016

NASA: Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system

Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:35 pm

LOS ANGELES  — NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system, boldly going where no machine has gone before.

Thirty-six years after it rocketed away from Earth, the plutonium-powered spacecraft has escaped the sun’s influence and is now cruising 11 1/2 billion miles away in interstellar space, or the vast, cold emptiness between the stars, NASA said Thursday.

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