Nasa's Voyager 1 entering Milky Way !!!

by   SJRANJAN

VoyagerNasa's Voyager 1 has entered uncharted territory on the border of our solar system and the remainder of the Milky Way.

NASA's Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977 , carrying University of Colorado instruments .

Scientists at the US space agency said the craft had gone into a region at the edge of the solar system, describing it as "a kind of cosmic purgatory".

The primary mission for both Voyager spacecraft was the exploration of the outer parts of the solar system, particularly the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. They have sent back images of Saturn's rings, Jupiter's red spot and sulphur volcanoes on its moons Europa and Io, and of "winter" on Uranus.

Voyager 1 is travelling at the speed of 11 miles per second and sending information from nearly 11 billion miles away from the sun.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk

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