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The Voyager2 spacecraft is close to entering Interstellar space, indicted by the increase in increased  detection of Cosmic Rays.  The craft is 11 billion miles from earth, and approaching the Heliopause, which marks the point where the sun's influence ends. Since the Heliopause pulsates due to the sun's 11 year cycle, it is difficult to know exactly when the exact exit will  occur.  However, those monitoring the spacecraft are certain that exit is close.   

It's been a remarkable journey for that little Voyager.  No word on Voyager1 though.

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Yep, that's a long way out. One day we'll get more information as to what's out there. 

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Soon to join Voyager 1 truly amazing two man made objects in intetstellar space

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Amazing, even more amazing to think that it will take c. 70000 years for Voyager to reach our nearest stellar neighbour. I wonder if any passing travellers will intercept it on the way?

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I know passing the heliopause is one definition of interstellar space (in terms of the properties of the probe's immediate surroundings), but if it hasn't cleared the Oort Cloud it's still well inside the Solar System!

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On ‎07‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 22:41, johnfosteruk said:

Amazing, even more amazing to think that it will take c. 70000 years for Voyager to reach our nearest stellar neighbour. I wonder if any passing travellers will intercept it on the way?

To far out for the Clangers now...

An amazing mission, it must rate as one of NASA's most successful.

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