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NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space


NASA Voyager 1, Voyager 2 probes

This illustration shows the position of NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, outside of the heliosphere, a protective bubble created by the Sun that extends well past the orbit of Pluto. Voyager 1 exited the heliosphere in August 2012. Voyager 2 exited at a different location in November 2018.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere, the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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