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NASA Voyager Status Update on Voyager 1 Location

This artist's concept depicts the Voyagers approaching interstellar space
Artist concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech  › larger image

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Jia-Rui C. Cook 818-354-0850

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

jccook@jpl.nasa.gov

March 20, 2013
NEWS RELEASE: 2013-107

NASA VOYAGER STATUS UPDATE ON VOYAGER 1 LOCATION

"The Voyager team is aware of reports today that NASA's Voyager 1 has left the solar system," said Edward Stone, Voyager project scientist based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. "It is the consensus of the Voyager science team that Voyager 1 has not yet left the solar system or reached interstellar space. In December 2012, the Voyager science team reported that Voyager 1 is within a new region called 'the magnetic highway' where energetic particles changed dramatically. A change in the direction of the magnetic field is the last critical indicator of reaching interstellar space and that change of direction has not yet been observed."


To learn more about the current status of the Voyager mission:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-381


The Voyager spacecraft were built and continue to be operated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, Calif. Caltech manages JPL for NASA. The Voyager missions are a part of NASA's Heliophysics System Observatory, sponsored by the Heliophysics Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington.


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/voyager20130320.html
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-107
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/display.cfm?News_ID=43024