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A shock for Voyager 2

The Voyager 2 spacecraft has now followed Voyager 1 into the region beyond the end of the supersonic solar wind, where the influence of interstellar space is growing — so opening a new age of exploration.

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Figure 1: The heliosphere in a kitchen sink.

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Jokipii, J. A shock for Voyager 2. Nature 454, 38–39 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/454038a

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