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NASA Voyager 2, second human made object in interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2
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NASA is always trying to get into space and explore all the things roaming in the space. NASA’s Voyager 2 is also becoming the part of space research and made it’s way out through heliosphere and then became a second human-made object which entered into the interstellar space.

The total distance of earth and interstellar space is like 11 billion miles and this Voyager 2 successfully crossed this distance and crossed the heliosphere which is also known as heliopause.

“Our studies start at the Sun and extend out to everything the solar wind touches. To have the Voyagers sending back information about the edge of the Sun’s influence gives us an unprecedented glimpse of truly uncharted territory,” said Nicola Fox, director of the heliophysics division at NASA, in a news release.

However, Voyager 2 is still well within the solar system and would require another 300 years to reach the inner boundary of the Oort Cloud that currently defines the edge of the solar system, NASA said.

“I think we’re all happy and relieved that the Voyager probes have both operated long enough to make it past this milestone,” said Suzanne Dodd, Voyager project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “This is what we’ve all been waiting for. Now we’re looking forward to what we’ll be able to learn from having both probes outside the heliopause.”

Voyager 1 also did the same thing back in 2012 but it was not so successful as the instrument was not having any detecting machine left as they would have burst while traveling. It was not able to detect plasma particles and then Voyager 2 is going to perform that task of detecting the plasma data through heliopause.
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