Exploring the Solar System

Exploring the Outer Planets

Where are Voyager 1 and 2 now?

Voyager 2 is more than 101 astronomical units (9.4 billion miles) away from Earth, heading in a direction roughly perpendicular to Voyager 1. Although it is closer to Earth than Voyager 1, it is still more than twice as far away as Pluto, and is also likely to be in the heliosheath. If all goes well, both Voyager spacecraft will continue to send valuable scientific data back to eager astronomers until at least the year 2020.


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