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A schematic showing the heliosphere and the interstellar medium

A schematic showing the heliosphere and the interstellar medium (Credit: Johns Hopkins APL)

Scientists plan for the Interstellar Probe to reach 1,000 AU — 1 AU is the distance from the sun to Earth — into the interstellar medium. That’s about 10 times as far as the Voyager spacecraft have gone.

Credit: Johns Hopkins APL

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