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Voyager 2 Illuminates Boundary of Interstellar Space

4 Nov 2019, 17:51 UTC
Voyager 2 Illuminates Boundary of Interstellar Space NASA/JPL-Caltech

One year ago, on Nov. 5, 2018, NASA's Voyager 2 became only the second spacecraft in history to leave the heliosphere - the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by our Sun. At a distance of about 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from Earth - well beyond the orbit of Pluto - Voyager 2 had entered interstellar space, or the region between stars. Today, five new research papers in the journal Nature Astronomy describe what scientists observed during and since Voyager 2's historic crossing.

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