Voyager 1 left the solar system

Ed Stone, a NASA researcher, is holding a model of Voyager 1

Ed Stone, a NASA researcher, is holding a model of Voyager 1
Photo: NASA, Carla Cioffi, Flickr

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
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Voyager 1 is a NASA spacecraft.

It left earth in 1977. It has travelled 17.3 billion kilometres from the earth.

Voyager 1 is the size of a small car. Information about earth is stored in it.

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It sends sounds and photos back to earth. They take many hours to reach earth. Scientists use them to learn about the solar system.

Voyager 1 made history. It travelled to the edge of our solar system.
It left our solar system.

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A photo of our solar system taken by Voyager 1 in 2010.

A photo of our solar system taken by Voyager 1 in 2010.
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