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NASA’s Voyager 2

Posted on : 28 Jan 2020

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  • NASA’s Voyager 2 has become the second human-made object in history to exit the Heliosphere (bubble created by solar winds).
  • Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited all four gas giant planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
  • The two probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 have left the heliosphere, but have not yet left the solar system as they are not out of the sun’s gravitational field yet
  • Voyager 2 was launched in 1977, 16 days before Voyager 1, and both have travelled well beyond their original destinations.
  • The spacecraft were built to last five years and conduct close-up studies of Jupiter and Saturn.
  • Their five-year lifespans have stretched to 41 years, making Voyager 2 NASA’s longest running mission.

Article Related Questions

  1. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Voyager 2?

  2. 1.It has become the second human-made object in history to exit the Heliosphere.

    2.It is the only spacecraft to have visited all four gas giant planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

    3.It is NASA’s longest running mission.

    4.None of the above

    Right Ans : None of the above

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