Humanity has left the Solar System.

According to a news release, the Voyager 1 spacecraft appears to have travelled beyond the influence of the Sun.

After 35 years it has become the first manmade object to leave the Solar System and enter inter-stellar space.

The Voyager 1 probe was initially intended just to explore the planets of our solar system - but it never stopped.

The remarkably durable craft has now travelled 11 billion miles on a course for the star AC +793888 - which it will never reach.

For more details about the craft, read our story here.

Below are some of its most iconic images.

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  • Saturn's rings, by Voyager

  • The Pale Blue Dot

    This image provided by NASA shows the Earth as a dot in a solar system portrait taken by Voyager 1.

  • Red Spot of Jupiter

  • Saturn by Voyager 1

  • Neptune

  • Jupiter, by Voyager 1

  • Jupiter, by Voyager 1

  • Europa - Jupiter's moon

    An image taken by the Voyager II space probe of Jupiter's moon, Europa.

  • Uranus, by Voyager 1

  • Neptune, by Voyager 1

  • Saturn's Rings

  • Saturn's clouds

  • Neptune, by Voyager 1

  • Io

    This image provided by NASA shows an image taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft showing a volcanic plume on the Jupiter moon Io.

  • This artists rendering provided by NASA shows This image shows the Voyager spacecraft barreling away from the sun.

  • This artists rendering provided by NASA shows the Voyager spacecraft.

  • This artists rendering provided by NASA shows the Voyager spacecraft.