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NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system

For the first time ever, a manmade object has left the reaches of our Sun and ventured into the cold, gaseous space between distant stars. NASA believes the Voyager 1 probe passed into interstellar space last summer, when new data reveals there was a critical change in the composition of the particles surrounding the probe. Voyager left Earth 36 years ago and is now roughly 12 billion miles from the Sun. “We expect the fields and particles science instruments on Voyager will continue to send back data through at least 2020,” Voyager project manager Suzanne Dodd said in a release. “We can’t wait to see what the Voyager instruments show us next about deep space.”

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  1. Subject: NASA is BLUFFING that Vigour 1 has left SOLAR SYSTEM,

    NASA is BLUFFING that Voyager 1 has left SOLAR SYSTEM,
    Oort cloud http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oort_cloud that may lies roughly 50,000 AU, or nearly a light-year, from the Sun
    50000 au = 50000 x (15 0000000 ) = 7,500 000 000 000 =7.5 Trillion km from sun
    Presently the Voyager 1 is just a 17Hour light distance ONLY (JUST 1/500th distance from the Oort cloud – limit to the Solar System) at about 12 Billion miles ONLY and Not in the interstellar space at the Edge.
    Earth speed is 40 Km /s =40×3600=144000 /h But still cannot leave gravitation of Solar system!
    Oort cloud is just a standstill but still has speed of about ½ CM /s at the edge of solar system
    Nothing can leave the Sun and cannot go in the interstellar space as SOLAR system gravitation does not allow anything go beyond the limit to go away in the interstellar space at all.
    Gravitation decelerates speed to zero and reverse the speed of the object to return back to sun.
    Structure and compositionThe presumed distance of the Oort cloud compared to the rest of the Solar System
    The Oort cloud is thought to occupy a vast space from somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000 AU (0.03 and 0.08 ly)[12] to as far as 50,000 AU (0.79 ly)[3] from the Sun. Some estimates place the outer edge at between 100,000 and 200,000 AU (1.58 and 3.16 ly).[12] The region can be subdivided into a spherical outer Oort cloud of 20,000–50,000 AU (0.32–0.79 ly), and a doughnut-shaped inner Oort cloud of 2,000–20,000 AU (0.03–0.32 ly).