Where are Voyager 1 and 2 now?

Exploring the Outer Planets Read more from
Chapter Exploring the Solar System

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.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Astronomy Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App