Voyager 1 is the first man-made object to reach interstellar space, NASA has been able to confirm, based on measurements of the ionized gas that the spaceship travels through. It has been unclear for over a year whether Voyager 1 had yet reached this milestone.
The evidence was published today in the journal Science by a team led by Don Gurnett of the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Voyager 1, along with its twin, Voyager 2, were launched in 1977.
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