An artist’s conception of Voyager 1 traveling out of our Solar System.
Image: NASA.

On this date in 1979, Voyager I, an unmanned NASA probe, made its flyby of Jupiter, and then continued on to fly by Saturn the following November. Today, Voyager I is about 13.8 billion miles from Earth, and is considered to be free of our Solar System. Traveling in interstellar space, it is now the most distant man-made object from Earth. Find out the latest information about both Voyager1 and 2 at NASA’s site here.