I Were paths of Voyager craft lucky to get out of the heliosphere?

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I was looking at this article about the craft, and it seems to be that had the craft been sent in the other direction, it would still be within the heliosphere, but instead had a fortunate path to where the heliosphere was small. What I mean by "lucky" is that the planets just happened to be aligned in the direction that would be on the short part of the heliosphere.


Or perhaps the heliosphere really is a sphere, and this is just a bad picture of it?
 
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