Cross section of the Solar System showing Voyager's position (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Visible representation of Voyager 1's radio image as seen by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's 5,000-mile-wide (8,000-kilometer-wide) Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) (Image: NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Artist's impression of the relative positions of Voyagers 1 and 2 (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Artist's impression of Voyager 1 (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Artist's impression of the layers of the outer Solar System and Voyager's position (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Artist's impression of Voyager 1 leaving the Solar System with the plasma layer represented as a brown cloud (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
After a journey of 36 years, NASA has announced that the Voyager 1 space probe officially left the Solar System on August 25, 2012. Based on new analysis of data sent by by the unmanned spacecraft, the space agency has declared that it is now in the first man-made object to travel into interstellar space, 12 billion miles (19 billion km) from the Sun.
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