Voyager 2 left the Solar system – NASA

Вояджер-2 покинул Солнечную систему – NASA

Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 left the heliosphere of the Solar system

The probe Voyager 2 is at a distance of about 18 billion kilometers from Earth. Scientists are still unable to contact him.

American unmanned space probe Voyager 2 left the Solar system and out into interstellar space. It is reported by NASA on Monday, December 10.

It is noted that launched in 1977, Voyager 2 became the second in the history of man-made object which flew almost across the Solar system after its twin probe, Voyager 1.

Now Voyager 2 is at a distance of about 18 billion kilometers from Earth. Scientists are still unable to contact him, but for information that is heading towards our planet at the speed of light, you have to wait more than 16 hours.

NASA came to the conclusion that Voyager 2 is no longer in our Solar system, when the onboard device has stopped PLS fix the plasma flow from the Sun. This flow creates a kind of bubble known as the heliosphere, which defines the boundary of a star system.

We will remind, in September 2013, NASA confirmed that the probe Voyager 1 has gone beyond the heliosphere of the Solar system into interstellar space.

Previously told about the greatest achievements of the Voyager mission, which is the longest in the history of mankind.

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