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Voyager discovers 'magnetic highway'

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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a "magnetic highway" at the edge of the solar system, a surprising discovery 35 years after its launch, the experts behind the pioneering craft said Monday. 

An artist's concept released in June 2012 shows NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecrafts at the edge of the solar system. Voyager 1 has encountered a "magnetic highway" at the edge of the solar system, a surprising discovery 35 years after its launch, the experts behind the pioneering craft said Monday.

Earlier this year a surge in a key indicator fueled hopes that the craft was nearing the so-called heliopause, which marks the boundary between our solar system and outer space.

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