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Voyager 2 is Live Again in Interstellar Space

Voyager 2 is Live Again in Interstellar Space

After recovering from a small glitch, Voyager 2 has, once again, resumed the exploration of its interstellar surroundings. The Voyager 2 turned off its science instruments on 25th January 2020 after missing a critical spin maneuver. This quick spin was needed to calibrate an instrument on the space probe. The failure meant that two power-hungry…

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Voyager 2 Finally Enters Interstellar Space

Voyager 2 Finally Enters Interstellar Space

Voyager 2 has become the second probe to break through the Heliopause. One of the most popular explorers of our age, Voyager 2, was launched on 20th August 1977 with the intentions of studying the outer planets. However, it exceeded all the expectations (just like its twin Voyager 1) and entered the interstellar space on…

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New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure on the Edge of our Solar System

New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure on the Edge of our Solar System

Recent findings of the New Horizons strengthened the Heliosphere theory which was originally suggested by the Voyager 1. New evidence of the mysterious ‘Wall’ encircling the planets and other objects in our solar system has surfaced. This mysterious bubble is a boundary between the solar system and the interstellar space which identifies where the sun’s…

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Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

After 37 years without use, the thrusters of Voyager 1 successfully fired up Wednesday. The only human-made object in interstellar space, the fastest and farthest spacecraft, NASA’s Voyager 1┬áhas been flying for 40 years. But how can it still communicate with Earth? The spacecraft relies on small devices called thrusters to orient itself to our…

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