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    Ed Stone on Voyager mission

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    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.