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Solar wind data measured by VOYAGER 2 up through October 26, 2018

As of 26 October 2018, Voyager 2 was approximately 11.071 billion miles from Earth (118.936 Astronomical Units from the Sun), well beyond the orbit of Pluto. Voyager 2 is leaving the solar system at 36,000 miles per hour, which is 3.2 AU per year, or 1 light year per 18,600 years.

On the same date, the light travel time from Voyager 2 to Earth was approximately 16 hours, 30 minutes, 35 seconds. Data are returned from the spacecraft at 160 bits per second, using a transmitter with about 25 watts (!) of power.

For more details, see the real time odometer of distance from the Earth and the Sun Where Are the Voyagers

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For more information contact John Richardson at MIT (e-mail: jdr@space.mit.edu).

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