In March, more than 35 years after leaving Earth, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft traveled beyond our solar system and into a new frontier — interstellar space. Or well, maybe not. Shortly after NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that Voyager 1 had broken into uncharted territory, the original Voyager science team disputed JPL’s assessment, saying that its calculations placed the ship within our solar system . Since then, the debate has only grown. On Thursday, Space.com reported that a new study from researchers at the University of Maryland and Boston University argues that Voyager 1 reached interstellar space on July 27, 2012 .
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Is Voyager 1 still in our solar system? NASA doesn’t know