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Voyager OUT

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 03:45 PM

Image of Voyager 1. Image of Voyager 1. (Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech./NASA)

NASA is reporting that Voyager 1 has finally left the heliosphere and is now cruising through interstellar space!

Read the NASA press release.

Hear the sound of interstellar space:

Listen to a Radiolab story about this very moment:

According to project manager Suzanne Dodd, Voyager 1 should reach the next star in, oh, about 40,000 years.

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Comments [4]

Marcy from Texas

I did a happy dance when I heard!

Solomon - From what I understand, we'll keep receiving information from Voyager for at least a couple of years.

Oct. 01 2013 07:00 PM
APRIL from New York

LOVE this show!!!!

Sep. 13 2013 11:12 AM
Solomon Massias from Gibraltar

Hi Lynn

If Voyager has left heliosphere, and our solar system is carrying on in its course through intertellar space, will Voyager 'drop off' as if it just 'got off the bus' or can we expect to keep receiving data from it (for as long as it survives that is)

Sep. 12 2013 11:25 PM
Andrew Kim from Los Angeles, CA

The drip has dropped? The Voyager 1 is out? What do I do with myself now?

Sep. 12 2013 05:53 PM

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