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News Archive / Tagged: interstellar space

  • Voyager team working to keep 42-year-old probes operational

    Laurel KornfeldJuly 9th, 2019

    To keep NASA’s Voyager probes, launched 42 years ago to study the solar system’s gas giant planets, operational in interstellar space for as long as possible, mission scientists are making tough decisions to propel the spacecraft even further.

  • Cosmic ray detection could mean Voyager 2 is close to interstellar space

    Laurel KornfeldOctober 6th, 2018

    Now almost 11 billion miles (17.7 billion km) from Earth, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has detected an increasing amount of cosmic rays that originate beyond our solar system, leading some scientists to believe the probe is on the verge of entering interstellar space.