According to the recent reports, NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft, Hubble Telescope are paving their way through unexplored territory on their road trip beyond our solar system.
The spacecrafts are trying to measure the interstellar medium, the mysterious environment between stars. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is successfully providing the road map by measuring the material in future trajectories of the beyond space.
This makes the point evident that even when the Voyagers will run out of electrical power and will not be able to send back new data, which may obviously happen in about a decade, astronomers can still use Hubble observations to find out their whereabouts. It will also help the astronomers to characterize the material with a better look into it.
A recent observation by the Hubble observations has revealed a rich, yet complex interstellar ecology. It contains multiple clouds of hydrogen surrounded by other elements. The data have efficiently combined with the Voyagers’ data and have also provided a new knowledge of how the Sun travels through interstellar space.
Mr. Seth Redfield of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut who is leading the study says, “This is a great opportunity to compare data from in situ measurements of the space environment by the Voyager spacecraft and telescopic measurements by Hubble.
NASA has reported that the Voyagers are studying every tiny region as they flow through space at approximately 38,000 miles per hour. Yet no further idea has been derived regarding these tiny particles, whether they are just typical or even rare.