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NASA‘s Voyager 2 probe beamed back unprecedented data as it crossed into interstellar space nearly a year ago. Scientists just released their findings.

The data suggests the presence of previously unknown boundary layers beyond the edge of our solar system — the area known as the heliopause.

Scientists hope to launch new missions to interstellar space so they can study this puzzle and other mysteries from the Voyager mission.

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NASA’s Voyager 2 probe exited our solar system nearly a year ago, becoming the second spacecraft to ever enter interstellar space.

It followed six years behind its sister spacecraft, Voyager 1, which reached the limits of the solar system in 2012. But a plasma-measuring instrument on Voyager 1 had been damaged,

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