Voyager 2: leaving the Solar System

What did the second man-made object to leave the solar system detect as it entered intergalactic space...
15 November 2019
Presented by Adam Murphy
Production by Adam Murphy.


In recent months the satellite Voyager 2, launched in 1977, became the second man-made object to escape from our Solar System and begin its journey into interstellar space. We know it’s done that because it’s crossed the heliopause, a bubble made by particles, called a plasma, that stream off the Sun and surround our Solar system. To learn more about this Adam Murphy spoke to Du Toit Strauss from North West University in South Africa...


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