The Voyager-1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to leave the Solar System!
[Remember? Both Voyager 1 and 2 carry the Golden Record… http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html]
Scientists say the probe’s instruments indicate it has moved beyond the bubble of hot gas from our Sun and is now moving in the space between the stars.
Launched in 1977, Voyager was sent initially to study the outer planets, but then just kept on going. Voyager will live out its days circling the centre of our Milky Way Galaxy
(Continue reading the full article via BBC News - Voyager probe ‘leaves Solar System’)