NASA’s Voyager 1 – First Man-Made Object to Exit Solar System

RIA Novosti
Wednesday 20th March, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 20 (RIA Novosti) – It’s been a long, long journey – more than 35 years and billions of miles. And now NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first man-made object to leave the solar system, according to new scientific findings posted online Wednesday. “It’s outside the normal heliosphere, I would say that,” said Bill Webber, professor emeritus of astronomy at New Mexico State University, in a statement. “We’re in a new region. And everything we’re measuring is different and exciting.” Voyager 1 launched on Sept. 5, 1977, is now more t…

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