Spacecraft Offers New Solar Perspective

Voyager 2 New Solar Perspective

Spacecraft Offers New Solar Perspective

The sun contains many secrets that are slowly being revealed by breakthrough discoveries in outer space. Voyager 2, a NASA spacecraft, has exited the heliosphere (a boundary of solar wind emitted from the sun) , a feat matched only by its namesake, the Voyager 1.

Both spacecrafts were launched by NASA in 1977 through a bid to study the planets within the solar system. A functional plasma sensor on board Voyager 2 could provide interesting new vantage points towards the Sun and the examination of its solar wind properties. 

There is an estimated decade worth of fuel left in both spacecrafts as they continue their journey within interstellar space.

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