The End of the Solar System
Our sun releases energy.
A plasma called the Solar Wind.
But far away it’s just a breeze.
And further still that breeze will end.
The space probes Voyager 1 and 2
have travelled over thirty years
transmitting sounds and pictures as they
act as mankind’s eyes and ears.
Voyager 1 has reached the point
where Solar Wind no longer blows.
Now cosmic rays from other stars
our Voyager’s detector shows.
Eighteen billion kilometres
away from Earth, these space probes trace
just what it’s like existing on
the edge of interstellar space!
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #13
Celia said: For me, the word “GO” prompts the questions “how far CAN we go?” The most distant man-made objects are the space probes Voyager 1 & 2. Launched in 1977, they are still transmitting information, helping us learn more about space and the farthest reaches of our Solar System. Even when we can’t “GO” somewhere ourselves, we can still discover fascinating stuff about our world!