Advertising Console

    Ed Stone on Voyager mission

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The US space probe Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming humanity's first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA has said.

    Thirty-six years after it was launched from Earth on a tour of the outer planets, the plutonium-powered spacecraft is more than 11 billion miles from the Sun in interstellar space - the vast, cold emptiness between the stars, the US space agency said on Thursday.