Voyager Solar System ‘exit’ debated

The possibility that the Voyager-1 spacecraft may have left the Solar System is being hotly debated.

Launched in September 1977, the probe was sent initially to study the outer planets, but then just kept on going.

Researchers studying its data say the craft appears now to be in a realm of space beyond the influence of our Sun.

But the US space agency (Nasa), which manages Voyager, says that it regards the probe as still being inside the Solar System.

The mission is currently …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest http://thecuckoosnest.forumotion.com/t1481-voyager-solar-system-exit-debated

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