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In Space, No One Can Hear Lady Gaga (Yet)

Jodie Foster listens for aliens in Contact.

Yesterday Science published a study including “strong evidence that Voyager 1,” an unmanned spacecraft launched in 1977, “has crossed the heliopause into the nearby interstellar plasma.” Don’t let the scientific understatement fool you—the researchers are saying that the craft became the first handiwork of humanity to slip out of our cozy solar system and

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