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Bruce BettsSeptember 12, 2013

Has Voyager 1 left the Solar System?

Has Voyager 1 left the Solar System?  Today NASA announced that after much scientific study and deliberation, the Voyager science team has agreed that Voyager 1 entered interstellar space about a year ago. Congratulations!  But, what does that mean? And, did it leave the solar system? Check out this short video discussing the answers, as well as addressing the proper pronunciation of Oort Cloud...for a sea lion.

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Has Voyager 1 left the Solar System?

Has Voyager 1 left the Solar System?  What does it mean that it has entered interstellar space?  Bruce Betts discusses the answers in this short video.

Read more: explaining science, Planetary Society Video, Voyager 1 and 2

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Bruce Betts

Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager for The Planetary Society
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