NASA Spacecraft “Voyager 2” probe has reached Interstellar Space
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. Voyager 2 was launched in 1977 and is now more than 11 billion miles (18 billion km) from Earth. NASA Spacecraft Voyager 2 has now left the Sun’s protective bubble & is flying in interstellar space.
Date: Aug. 20, 1977
Distance from the Sun : 1 Astronomical Unit (AU), the mean distance between Earth and the Sun, about 93 million miles (149.6 million kilometers).
The spacecraft passes by Jupiter and captures the erupting volcanoes of its moon, Io, in action.
Voyager 2 becomes the first Earthly visitor to the planet Uranus and its moons, including Miranda.
The spacecraft follows its sister ship, Voyager 1, in escaping the heliosphere. Voyager 2 will pass through the neighbourhood of Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. The journey will take 296,000 years.
NASA Spacecraft “Voyager 2” probe has reached Interstellar Space <