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Voyager 1 Spacecraft Zooms Ever Closer to Solar System's Edge

Evidence suggesting that NASA's venerable Voyager 1 probe is about to leave the solar system is piling up, scientists say.Researchers are eyeing three key parameters for signs that Voyager 1 , which launched in 1977, has escaped into interstellar space. The spacecraft's measurements show that two of these three parameters are now changing faster than at any other time in the last seven years, scientists said."These are thrilling times for the Voyager team as we try to understand the quickening pace of changes as Voyager 1 approaches the edge of interstellar space ," Voyager project scientist Ed Stone, of Caltech in Pasadena, said in a statement."We are certainly in a new region at the edge of the solar system where things are changing rapidly," Stone added. "But we are not yet able to say that Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space." [ Photos by NASA's Voyager Probes ]Voyager's long journeyFor a while now, Voyager 1 has been exploring the outer reaches of the heliosphere, the huge bu...

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