An incredibly stunning solar flare erupted from the sun's surface throwing charged particles and searing plasma millions of miles out into space. The blast was was not directed at the earth and it is unlikely to hit any of the planets in our solar system.
Mapping Voyager 1's Incredible 36-Year Trek Through Space [Infographic]
STEM Infographic: Voyager 1 spacecraft's biggest moments are shown in this chart covering the last 36 years... Voyager 1 is almost 12 billion miles away now! and moving at 36,000 miles per hour!...Voyager 1 will be the first ever object we've sent outside our solar system.