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    Huntsville Times: Voyager Will Soon Leave The Milky Way

    Link: Voyager 1 achievements not unlike Magellan travels, moon landing | al.com

    ...What makes Voyager 1 unique, however, is that it is approaching the edge of the Milky Way. It's possible it could leave the solar system and travel into what Zank described as the "pristine" interstellar medium. In other words, to be completely free of the Milky Way and the sun's influence...
    ...As for the future of Voyager 1, there is no consensus. Some scientists believe the tiny spacecraft is on the brink of breaking through the heliosphere where Voyager is currently traveling. Once clear of the heliosphere, Voyager 1 will be clear of the Milky Way...

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    I notice that they have edited out the "Milky Way" and put in the (correct) "solar system"

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    ...and they even admitted to it at the bottom!

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    The blog still makes reference to going "through" planets instead of passing them:

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    For the first time (Voyager) went through Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, those pictures and measurements...
    Quote attributed to Gary Zank.

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