NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft enters an unexplored region of space: The…

NASA's Voyager 1 is the most far-flung object ever launched, having spent the last 35 years putting upwards of 11-billion miles between itself and the Sun, soaring through space at speeds approaching 11 miles per second. Now, the Agency reports that Voyager has entered an entirely new region of space at the fringes of… » 12/04/12 8:20am 12/04/12 8:20am

How soon will Voyager 1 leave the solar system?

Thirty-five years ago today, NASA launched its Voyager 1 spacecraft on a mission to photograph Jupiter and Saturn at unprecedented levels of detail. On November 16, 1980, the spacecraft captured the photograph of Saturn you see up top. Four days later, its primary mission was over. » 9/05/12 11:00am 9/05/12 11:00am