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Solar Orbiter approaches Venus in a flyby, conducts some planetary observations
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Solar Orbiter approaches Venus in a flyby, conducts some planetary observations

Since this flyby was the Solar Orbiter's first tryst with Venus, the team wasn't what to expect and will take a few days to dig into the data the instruments gathered.

Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system
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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.

Shape of our solar system more like a deflated croissant than a comet's tail, NASA study shows
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Shape of our solar system more like a deflated croissant than a comet's tail, NASA study shows

To study the boundary of interstellar space, scientists studied cosmic rays moving towards Earth from different parts of the galaxy.

NASA renames ice world, visited by New Horizon, 'Arrokoth' after Nazi-link backlash
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NASA renames ice world, visited by New Horizon, 'Arrokoth' after Nazi-link backlash

The planet was named Ultima Thule after a mythical European land that is beyond the borders of the known world.

Voyager 2 is still moving through interstellar space, 42 years after it was launched
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Voyager 2 is still moving through interstellar space, 42 years after it was launched

The Voyagers spacecrafts are still going strong, although both will run out of power and fall silent within five years.

NASA’s Voyager 2 leaves heliosphere, enters interstellar space 41 years after launch
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NASA’s Voyager 2 leaves heliosphere, enters interstellar space 41 years after launch

NASA is prepping an additional mission, IMAP, for launch in 2024 to capitalise on Voyagers’ findings.

NASA plans to launch a mission in 2024 to study cosmic rays in the heliosphere
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NASA plans to launch a mission in 2024 to study cosmic rays in the heliosphere

NASA will launch a new mission to learn more about the cosmic rays in the heliosphere, a magnetic bubble surrounding and protecting our solar system.