Employees at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in the United States have revealed plans to build the Interstellar interstellar probe.
Recently, astrophysicists, planetary scientists, cosmologists, and other specialists from various countries have completed the development of a detailed design for the Interstellar probe. American and European astronomers intend to create it.
They proposed developing a relatively simple but durable probe that could operate in space for over 50 years thanks to a powerful radioisotope energy source.
The Interstellar probe will travel to the depths of interstellar space, where humanity has not yet penetrated. For the first time, we will have the opportunity to obtain photographs of the entire solar system and its heliosphere, which will allow us to understand how it would look to observers from the outside.
Communication from the European Union of Geosciences
It is assumed that if the probe is launched into space in the early 2030s, then by the middle of the century it will reach the border of the heliosphere and exit into the interstellar medium. This is approximately 149 billion km from Earth.
Onboard there will be devices for studying the solar wind, cosmic rays, and magnetic fields, as well as plasma waves. Another instrument will specialize in the study of interstellar dust particles, and the last two will be a set of optical and infrared cameras.
Scientists also hope that the devices will be able to capture extragalactic background radiation, the scattered light of the first stars of the Universe.