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Is the Millennium Falcon the fastest ship in science fiction?
Dec 18, 2015

With the Millennium Falcon back in action (at last!) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here's a way to see if it really is the "fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy."

Far out: NASA's Voyager 1 craft has officially reached interstellar space
Jul 8, 2014

Where no one has gone before. It's been zipping through space since 1977, and NASA’s Voyager 1 has finally made it into interstellar space.

Voyager 1's now the first human-made object to leave the solar system
Sep 12, 2013

Scientists believe that Voyager 1 has crossed the invisible border around our solar system and become the first human-made object to go, in those famous words, where no one has gone before.

Congrats, Earthlings: You just left the solar system for the 1st time
Mar 20, 2013

Something we built here on Earth has officially gone interstellar.

Found! A 'magnetic highway' at the edge of our solar system
Jan 14, 2013

Remember the Voyager 1 probe? It's 35 years old now, but it's still out there exploring the far reaches of our solar system, and this week NASA announced that it found something amazing and unexpected: a "magnetic highway" that serves as the "exit ramp" to the rest of space.