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

Posted at 3:15 PM, Mar 20, 2013
and last 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.



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.