NASA spacecraft exploring solar system's edge
LOS ANGELES, CA -- A long-running NASA spacecraft that's been exploring the fringes of the solar system has entered new territory.The space agency said Monday the Voyager 1 spacecraft is in a new region of the solar system that's different than what it's been studying the past five years.
New evidence presented at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco shows Voyager 1 has reached a point where the sun has little influence.
Voyager 1 still has a little ways to go before it leaves the solar system and enters interstellar space -- or the space between stars.
Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, are hurtling in opposite directions toward interstellar space.
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