Voyager 2

Space Missions

Contact Briefly Lost with Voyager 2

NASA detected a faint "heartbeat" signal from Voyager 2, after an erroneous command caused the spacecraft to lose contact with Earth.

a large orb that is mostly off white with dark red on the bottom left corner that creeps up towards the middle

Cosmic Relief with David Grinspoon

Long Time Coming

Planetary exploration can take up a large portion of one’s life.

Illustration showing position of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2

Space Missions

Interstellar Space: The View from Voyager 2

Voyager 2 crossed into interstellar space a year ago. Now, five teams of astronomers have analyzed the data it returned to paint a picture of the outer boundary of the solar system.

Solar System

Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space

More than 18 billion kilometers from home, Voyager 2 has become the second probe to break through the heliopause, a tenuous boundary between the solar system and the rest of the Galaxy.

Illustration of positions of Voyager 1 and 2

Space Missions

Voyager 2 Approaches Interstellar Space

An increase in cosmic rays indicates that Voyager 2 is approaching the heliopause, where the solar wind gives way to the interstellar medium.

Voyager 1

Solar System

Cheers to 40 Years! Voyagers 1 and 2 Going Strong

Scientists and astronomy enthusiasts are coming together to celebrate two spacecraft, billions of miles beyond Earth, as they head for the stars.