On Sept. 5, 1977, Voyager 1 started its epic journey via deep area with an excellent morning launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Voyager 1 initially launched on a mission to discover the outer planets. After flying by Jupiter and Saturn in 1979 and 1980, the spacecraft took a pointy flip and began heading straight out of the photo voltaic system.
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Voyager 1 turned the primary spacecraft to succeed in interstellar area in 2012, though scientists are nonetheless debating about precisely the place that boundary lies.
The spacecraft’s subsequent huge encounter will happen in about 40,000 years, when it’s going to fly by one other star system. And simply in case it comes throughout any clever life out within the universe, it is carrying a golden file with sights, sounds and greetings from planet Earth.
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