Voyager 1 marks 10 years in interstellar space

Humankind has now spent a whole decade exploring interstellar area. 

On Aug. 25, 2012, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft was 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from the solar and scientists decided that the venerable spacecraft had crossed the boundary between the solar’s affect and the interstellar medium. Now, nonetheless going and nonetheless sending again information, Voyager 1 and its twin Voyager 2 — which joined it in interstellar area in 2018 — proceed to conduct ground-breaking science. 

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