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Voyager 1 cruises ‘highway’ at solar system’s edge

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NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, soon to become the first human-built object in interstellar space, is now cruising along an unexpected “magnetic highway” on the outside edge of our solar system.

“We believe this is the last leg of our journey to interstellar space,” says Edward Stone, a Voyager project scientist based at Caltech. 

“Our best guess is that it’s likely just a few months up to a couple years away. The new region isn’t what we expected, but we’ve come to expect the unexpected from Voyager.”

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