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35 years later, Voyager nears our solar system's boundary

One year after Apple's first computer debuted, Voyager lifted off. Now, scientists eagerly await the big moment when it crosses into interstellar space.

By June 27, 2013

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NASA's Voyager I hit by third solar 'tsunami'

After traveling for 37 years, Voyager I is recording pulses from the sun that confirm it has entered a different region near the edge of the solar system called interstellar space.

By July 8, 2014

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Voyager 2 finds our solar system is squashed

Thirty years after launch--and earlier than expected--Voyager 2 has found the beginning of the end of the heliosphere, where the sun's solar wind dominates space. Guess what: it's not spherical.

By December 10, 2007

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11 billion miles out, Voyager 1 nears interstellar space

Data from NASA's Voyager 1 probe indicates the spacecraft has moved into an unexpected region of the outer solar system, possibly the last hurdle before crossing into interstellar space.

By December 3, 2012

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NASA's Voyager sends back freaky sound of interstellar space

Let's just say that the composers of '50s-era sci-fi soundtracks weren't all that wide of the mark.

By September 12, 2013

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Voyager 1 may have left the solar system, 35 years after launch

Some scientists interpret data as indicating the Voyager 1 spacecraft is the first man-made object to venture beyond the boundary of our solar system, but NASA doesn't agree.

By March 20, 2013

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The spooky sounds of space

Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.

By August 18, 2014

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NASA serves up first glance at solar system's comet-like tail

Dogs, cats, and comets aren't the only thing with a tail; NASA scientists announce our solar system also has one chock-full of particles.

By July 11, 2013

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Get ready for the sun to flip its magnetic field

We're just a few months away from the sun flipping its magnetic field, a change that only happens about once every 11 years.

By August 6, 2013

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Voyager spacecraft see hints of huge magnetic bubbles

Heading toward the edge of the solar system, NASA's aging Voyager probes have detected signs of what may be giant magnetic bubbles at the interface between the solar system and interstellar space.

By June 9, 2011