Voyager 2 enters interstellar space
The Voyager spacecraft are way out there.

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

For the second time in history, a man made object has ventured into interstellar space. NASA's planetary probe, Voyager 2 is now more than 11 billion miles from Earth. It burst through the Sun's protective bubble, called the heliopause on November 5. 

It is where the sun's hot solar wind meets the dark space between other stars, known as the interstellar medium.

Voyager 2 and its sister craft, Voyager 1 were launched in 1977, and each made spectacular flybys of Jupiter and Saturn and their many moons. Voyager 2 continued on to Uranus and Neptune and provided ...

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