This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Voyager 1 has officially crossed the heliosphere, left our solar system and entered interstellar space. 35 years in the making!!!

More here and here and references here


You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Congratulations mankind and NASA!!!

Support NASA.

Update: Top of the Rec List? LOL! Thank you!! My wife, Shaking The Tree is jealous. On another note, the consensus of the team is that it probably hasn't left. However, I have first hand info from a buddy at JPL that this wasn't unanimous. There were some great pics of the components of the heliosphere and both voyager locations but I couldn't post them due to them being on the NASA site.

Here is a good one, though a tad old. Here's another. I can't get enough of them tbh. I'd post more but I just got home from the datacenter and I have to do some remote work for a couple hours.

Update2: Cool pics linked to above. Joan McCarter is persistent and doesn't appreciate my laziness.

Awesome pic of the magnetic lines with deep space probes labeled.
If the bright blue area were a basketball, the sun would be the size of a mustard seed. Space is big.
Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to Tickticker on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 11:21 AM PDT.

Also republished by Astro Kos.

Your Email has been sent.