Voyager 2 has been traveling through space since August 1977. This vintage probe hasn’t been slacking although it’s been in service for an extended period. It’s traveled to numerous planets in our solar system and has sent back valuable images and information about our universe. Voyager 2 continues to wow scientists with the information it’s bringing back from space. This data is breaking boundaries, as the probe continues to travel deeper into space. Let’s take a look at some of its discoveries that have left scientists shocked.
In October 2018, NASA announced that Voyager 2 was approaching interstellar space. This is momentous, as Voyager 2 would be the second man-made entity to travel to this remote part of our galaxy. The first was Voyager 1, the probe’s sister.
NASA confirmed that the probe had made it into interstellar space in December 2018. The new development was significant, even though Voyager 1 had already achieved this. NASA could now learn more about the universe with a functional instrument onboard the probe.