20/03/2013 11:16 GMT | Updated 20/05/2013 06:12 BST

Voyager 1 In Pictures: Iconic Images Taken By The First Manmade Object To Leave The Solar System

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.

Iconic Voyager Images