Passage of Voyager 1 beyond the Oort Cloud
You’d think that by flying at a speed of one million miles per day, Voyager 1 would leave the solar system tomorrow. And even though it may leave the solar system entirely, it will likely be beyond our lifetimes. NASA says, “But it will take about 300 years for Voyager 1 to reach the inner edge of the Oort Cloud and possibly about 30,000 years to fly beyond it.”
The Oort cloud, a hypothesized reservoir of comets and icy debris extending far beyond the furthest reaches of our solar system, remains an elusive frontier in astronomical study. Despite its enigmatic nature, Voyager 1’s trajectory suggests that it will continue to navigate within the boundaries of our solar system, providing invaluable insights into the outer realms of space exploration.(Voyager).