VOYAGER 2 OF NASA WILL ENTER INTERSTELLAR SPACE AFTER
NASA’S Voyager 2 will be entering the interstellar space as given indication by the increase in cosmic rays through its journey.
After Voyager 1 ,second version of it will become the second ever human or we can say man-made probe to enter the interstellar space.
Also it is the only man made space shuttle or a smaller version called probe to visit all four giant planets Jupiter (1979), Saturn (1981), Uranus (198 ) and Neptune (1989).
Voyager 2 is a space probe launched by NASA on August 20, 1977, to study the outer planets. Part of the Voyager program, it was launched 16 days before its twin, Voyager 1, on a trajectory that took longer to reach Jupiter and Saturn but enabled further encounters with Uranus and Neptune. It is the only spacecraft to have visited either of the ice giants.
Although it has been a long journey of more than 40 years for Voyager 2 but it is great to know that we still believe that we can reach that far.
Voyager 2 has given tremendous amount o information about our solar system.
As it has traveled a distance of more than 17.7 billion km which is as long as 118 times the distance between sun and earth.
Voyager scientists have been watching for the spacecraft to reach the outer boundary of the heliosphere, known as the heliopause.
I am not a scientist but it is a big deal to know how these people have a contact with or connected with this shuttle for so long.
“We’re seeing a change in the environment around Voyager 2, there’s no doubt about that,” said Voyager Project Scientist Ed Stone from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Voyager 1 reached interstellar space on 25 August 2012 and became first ever man made probe to enter Interstellar space and created history.
VOYAGER 2 OF NASA WILL ENTER INTERSTELLAR SPACE AFTER VOYAGER 1