“It’s kind of like landing on the moon. It’s a milestone in history. Like all science, it’s exploration. It’s new knowledge.” — Donald Gurnett.
After endless speculation, guesswork and data interpretation over the past year, it’s official: Voyager 1 is now an interstellar mission. It’s the first man-made object to leave the heliopause and enter the interstellar medium. This is history.
Read more: “Voyager: Goodbye Solar System, Hello Interstellar Space” on Discovery News.
Special thanks to Alex Parker for the image above, it sums the moment up quite nicely.