Both Voyager probes are now outside the Solar system. The news was unveiled Monday at the American Geophysical Union conference in Washington.
Voyager 2 crossed the heliopaussin i.e. the Sun's influence on the region's border in early November. Now it makes a distance of 18 billion kilometres away.
Voyager 2 can still send data to interstellar space conditions. Signal take Nasa, for 16.5 hours to travel to Earth. The second pilot was put in motion a couple of weeks before the number one, which makes it the longest-operating nasa's process.
– we still have a lot to learn about interstellar space as soon as heliopaussin behind, Voyager scientist Ed Stone said a Nasa release.
sister probe Voyager 1 reached interstellar space is estimated already in 2012. The probes, launched in the autumn of 1977. They carried out its main task, i.e. the Solar system outer planets research already in the 80s by the end of the.
Voyager 1 hurtling through space at a dizzying 61 000 miles an hour. Voyager 2's speed is 54 000 kilometers per hour.
Voyager 1 is now fair 21 miljadin miles from Earth and the farthest human-made object. It ended up the next time the star's sphere of influence approximately 40 000 years.
both of the probe of the ride is a gold-plated copper plates, which contain, inter alia, music, nature sounds and greetings in dozens of languages.
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