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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.

A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago
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A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago

The mission was launched in 1977 and they have gone further than the Sun and our solar system.

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.

Stars can explode because of mysterious supersonic waves, a new study finds
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Stars can explode because of mysterious supersonic waves, a new study finds

During the star's explosion, it releases the same amount of energy it would release over its entire lifetime.

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's Voyager 2 enters interstellar space, crossing edge of Sun's protective bubble
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NASA's Voyager 2 enters interstellar space, crossing edge of Sun's protective bubble

Intended as a five-year mission, the Voyager 2 at 41 years, is NASA’s longest running active mission.

Life's first handshake detected near our galaxy
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Life's first handshake detected near our galaxy

In a first, a team of scientists using highly sensitive radio telescopes has discovered the first complex organic “chiral” molecule in interstellar space near the centre of our galaxy.

Voyager 1 in interstellar space: 5 things you need to know
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Voyager 1 in interstellar space: 5 things you need to know

Here are five things you should know about Voyager 1 which is the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.

Voyager 1 in interstellar space: 5 things you need to know
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Voyager 1 in interstellar space: 5 things you need to know

Here are five things you should know about Voyager 1 which is the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.

Voyager 1 is first man-made object to reach interstellar space
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Voyager 1 is first man-made object to reach interstellar space

Scientists have been debating for more than a year as to whether NASA's 36-year-old Voyager 1 spacecraft has left the solar system and become the first human-made object to reach interstellar space.

Voyager 1 is first man-made object to reach interstellar space
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Voyager 1 is first man-made object to reach interstellar space

Scientists have been debating for more than a year as to whether NASA's 36-year-old Voyager 1 spacecraft has left the solar system and become the first human-made object to reach interstellar space.