(London Telegraph) NASA’s Voyager-1 spacecraft has become the first man-made object to leave the solar system, scientists confirm.

Measurements recorded by the probe suggest that it has left the Sun’s sphere of influence and entered interstellar space, the vast cold and dark region between stars.

The probe, which was launched in 1977 to study the outer planets in our solar system, has now drifted almost 12 billion miles (19 billion km) from Earth.

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