NASA’s Voyager 2 Unearths New Information About Interstellar Space
It’s been a year for the Voyager 2 of NASA to leave our Solar System. Recently, numerous reports issued in Nature Astronomy depict the key scientific discoveries of the spacecraft. The US space agency states that the mission of Voyager 2 resulted in new findings regarding the border that splits our Solar System and the interstellar space. Researchers describe this interstellar space as the location where the recurrent magnetic field and material flow of Sun stop impacting its surroundings.
Project scientists state that Voyager 2’s scientific tools found surprising discrepancies in the plasma’ density—which is a cluster of charged particles present in the Solar System. Also, the agency states the new study reports verified that both Voyager 2 and Voyager 1 seem to be in a transitional region just past the heliosphere. It is a defensive bubble that guards s our Solar System. The heliosphere is produced by the solar wind created from charged particles. The Solar System’s border—the area where solar wind terminates and interstellar space starts—is known as the heliopause.
The team mentioned that records from Voyager 2 propose that the heliopause seems to be much thinner than anticipated. They also said that the Voyager 2 mission was offering information regarding how the Sun interrelates with the substances that pack the majority of the gap between stars within the Milky Way galaxy. Also, the verified the presence of a “magnetic barrier” with the help of the craft at the heliosphere’s outer edge that had been guessed by theory and monitored by Voyager 1.
Likewise, the planet-hunting spacecraft of NASA, TESS (which stands for Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey), produced a stunning landscape of the southern sky that boasts our Milky Way galaxy. The panorama entails 208 pictures snapped by TESS during its first-year science assignments that concluded on July 18.