Voyager 2 probe left the solar system

Spacecraft Explore Fartherspace open spaces, and push the boundaries of the Universe studied by mankind. The unique Voyager 2 space probe has recently gone beyond the conventional boundary of the solar system - the heliosphere, the space in which the solar wind propagates. This is the second time in the history of mankind when an object created on Earth reaches interstellar space.

According to the Voyager 2 instrument dataThe device left the heliosphere on November 5, 2019 according to the Earth's calendar. The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes were launched into space back in 1977. The devices started with a difference of 16 days: Voyager on August 2–20, and Voyager on September 1–5, with Voyager 1 flying in a shorter orbit and significantly ahead of its counterpart, it crossed the border of the solar system on August 25, 2012, having covered distance 18, 1 billion km.

Now Voyager 2 is at a distance of 18 billion. kilometers from Earth and the signal from the probe reaches our planet in 16.5 hours. In the distant future, after about 2 thousand years, the probe will enter the first gas cloud, and after another 90 thousand years it will go through the second and enter the third.

The first Voyager 1 probe after 40 thousand years after shutdown, it will fly away from the Sun at a distance of 17.6 light years and will be at a distance of 1.6 light years from the red dwarf Gliese 445. Voyager 2 by this time will be 1.7 light years from the dim red dwarf Ross 248, located on 10.3 light-years from Earth in the constellation Andromeda.

Source: nature