Will voyager 1 or 2 pass the heliopause

will either of the voyager probes pass the heliopause before they run out of power. if so when will it happen?
 

Nabeshin

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Well this is a difficult question. First off no one knows how long their power supplies are going to last, seeing as they've already exceeded all expectations. Secondly, they may still have power, but not enough to transmit any useful data back. Wikipedia says Voyager 1 will reach the heliopause around 2015, so there's a good chance they will.

As for what will happen... I haven't the faintest.
 

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