National Geographic
Menu

Tag archives for voyager 1

Voyager 1 Reaches Gateway to the Galaxy

  Despite traveling 36 years and 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from home, the intrepid Voyager 1 spacecraft still has not left the solar neighborhood. But all indications are that it is now crossing a major threshold to the rest of the galaxy. (Related: “Voyager at the Edge: Cosmic Roadtrip Hits Milestone.” ) New…

Voyager at the Edge: Cosmic Roadtrip Hits Milestone

After a 35 year odyssey the plucky little spacecraft Voyager 1 may be zipping through the final boundary that separates our solar system from Interstellar space – the space between the stars, according NASA. Sailing through the outermost reaches of the solar system, mission scientists believe they have detected the telltale signs of Voyager crossing…

Voyager 1 News: Probe Now Crossing Where a Mighty Wind Ceases to Blow

Technically, everything within our solar system could be said to exist in the sun‘s atmosphere. In most cases we call the corona the sun’s upper atmosphere, because that’s the part we see as the faint, outermost halo stretching from the bright orb, usually visible from Earth only during a solar eclipse. (See eclipse pictures from…