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Voyager 1 spacecraft has officially left our solar system, scientists say

Posted: 3:15 PM, Mar 20, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-20 15:50:45-04

She’s going, going — and she’s outta here.

It’s official: 35 years after its launch from Earth, Voyager 1 has left our solar system.

Astronomers confirmed Wednesday that the spacecraft has now entered the space of the unknown, or if you’re looking for the fancy scientific word – interstellar space .

It’s now believed Voyager 1 has traveled to the point where its not influenced by the sun and has exited the heliosphere.

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Although the group of scientists who came to this conclusion are confident their findings are accurate, others are still debating the theory, believing the spacecraft may have just “entered a separate, undefined region of the solar system.”

Well whatever the case, the one thing we can all agree on is that we will never see this sucker again.

Peace out V-1.