Next in Space

What's coming up in space exploration

Voyager 2

2020

Around 2020
Voyager 2 initiates instrument power shutdown

2025

No earlier than 2025
Voyager 2 can no longer power any single instrument

Far Future

In about 40,000 years
Voyager 2 passes within 1.7 light-years from Ross 248
In about 296,000 years
Voyager 2 passes within 4.3 light-years from Sirius