Voyager 1 hits edge of solar system, blasts through paper wall

No not really, but what a chuckle we’d all get if it did cut a hole through existence, exposing the sound stage behind. heliosheath_regionChuckling and weeping… Anyways, continuing with the space theme from the yesterday, according to an interview in the New York Times  about the Voyager 1 probe, we aren’t out of the solar system yet.

Apparently, the probe has exceeded the limits of the solar wind but not its magnetic field. Thus was born the term “heliosheath depletion region.”

Wherever they are precisely, it’s beyond exciting that both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are still operative after 30+ years of exploration. I can’t wait for the final, conclusive announcement that a ma- made object has finally made it into interstellar space.