Star spotted flying through universe at blistering speed after being thrown out of black hole

One year ago, on Nov. 5, 2018, NASA's Voyager 2 became only the second spacecraft in history to leave the heliosphere—the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by our Sun. At a distance of about 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from Earth—well beyond the orbit of Pluto—Voyager 2 had entered interstellar space, or the region between stars. Today, five new research papers in the journal Nature Astronomy describe what scientists observed during and since Voyager 2's historic crossing.

Star spotted flying through universe at blistering speed after being thrown out of black hole

Object 'is a visitor from a strange land', scientist says

Thu 14 Nov 19 from The Independent

Nasa gets inexplicable new data showing unexpected oxygen fluctuations on Mars

'The first time we saw that, it was just mind boggling,' says one researcher

Tue 12 Nov 19 from The Independent

First study to combine 3-D climate modeling with chemistry refines which exoplanets are potentially habitable

In order to search for life in outer space, astronomers first need to know where to look. A new Northwestern University study will help astronomers narrow down the search.

Tue 12 Nov 19 from Phys.org

Scientists find which exoplanets could host alien life with pioneering '3D chemistry' experiment

Some planets could be less habitable than we had expected

Mon 11 Nov 19 from The Independent

Transit of Mercury today: How to watch incredibly rare celestial sight as planet crosses in front of the Sun

Planets won't line up in formation again until 2032

Mon 11 Nov 19 from The Independent

Voyager’s impact is 1 + 2

Scientists working to understand the nature of a boundary in space.  

Tue 5 Nov 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Voyager 2 illuminates boundary of interstellar space

One year ago, on Nov. 5, 2018, NASA's Voyager 2 became only the second spacecraft in history to leave the heliosphere—the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by our ...

Tue 5 Nov 19 from Phys.org

Voyagers shed light on Solar System's structure

Data from spacecraft launched in the 1970s help determine the shape of the magnetic bubble around the Sun.

Mon 4 Nov 19 from BBC News

Voyager 2's First Reports from Interstellar Space Surprise Scientists

Voyager 2 passes into interstellar space in this artist's illustration. (Credit: NASA) NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft crossed into interstellar space last November. Now, one year later, scientists ...

Mon 4 Nov 19 from Discover Magazine

42 years on, Voyager 2 charts interstellar space

A probe launched by NASA four days after Elvis died has delivered a treasure trove of data from beyond the "solar bubble" that envelops Earth and our neighbouring planets, scientists reported ...

Mon 4 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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