NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying through the stars
Voyager 2, at 11 billion miles from Earth, has entered the stars.
Monday morning NASA announced that the legendary exploration spacecraft had left a protective bubble produced by the sun’s wind and energy, called the heliosphere, and is now hurtling through interstellar space.
Voyager 2 is the second spacecraft to ever reach the outer limits of the solar system and enter into the interstellar wilderness. Voyager 2’s counterpart, Voyager 1, previously entered the stars in 2012.
“This is what we’ve all been waiting for,” Suzanne Dodd, NASA’s Voyager project manager, said in a statement. “Now we’re looking forward to what we’ll be able to learn from having both probes outside the heliopause.” Read more…