Voyager space probe reaches edge of solar system
June 15, 2012 17:55
LONDON - The Voyager 1 space probe has reached the edge of the solar system, extending its record for being the most distant man-made object in space.
According to a statement from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the spacecraft is sending back data to Earth showing a sharp increase in charged particles that originate from beyond the solar system.
"Voyager scientists looking at this rapid rise draw closer to an inevitable but historic conclusion - that humanity's first emissary to interstellar space is on the edge of our solar system," NASA said in the statement.