Voyager 1, It’s Been Real

It’s official, Voyager 1 has reached interstellar space (meaning it has left our solar system).  Scientists first thought Voyager 1 was in interstellar space in August 2012, but were unable to confirm because of a sensor that had broken about 30 years ago, (NASA step your game up) but recently we were able to confirm that Voyager 1 is currently 11 billion miles away form the sun. At that distance it takes up to 17 hours for data to be transmitted back to Earth! Despite its distance and age of the spacecraft, NASA predicts to have about 13 more years of use left out of the vessel.

 

Fly away sweet prince, fly away and be free…

 

 

-MattyV

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About MattFromRI

Bucs fan. Podcast producer. Social media manager. Movie goer. Gamer. Filmmaker. Reader of comics. King under the Mountain.

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