Voyager is at the Final Frontier

Space... the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Voyager. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new mostly empty areas, to seek out new other empty areas, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Oh yeah, and to bring along some serious bling.

It's like a grill for space ships

So, turns out that the Voyager is on.. the final frontier. Before reaching "interstellar" space. In other words, it just crossed over into the last zone where our sun is more or less still in charge of everything. Currently the spacecraft is passing through what scientists are calling a "magnetic highway" - which was, in fact, invented by Al Gore. 

Voyager 1 reaches 'magnetic highway,' gets a taste of interstellar space
I'll give you interstellar wind, Trebek
This is really just the pre-party though. The real party comes when Voyager crosses over out of the magnetic control of our sun... which could be anywhere from a few months to a few years away. At that point, Voyager will do a little dance, make a little love, and get down with being the first man-made object to truly leave our solar system. Groovy 70's science still kicking ass: it's impressive. 

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