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Posted by Poppa Chris
on Thursday, December 05, 2013 10:54 AM
The velocity of the interstellar wind is indeed very high, but the density of the wind is correspondingly very low. There just aren't that many particles to strike at one time to suddenly obliterate the spacecraft.
Over a long period of time, however, there may be enough cumulative damage to electronics, etc. to render Voyager inoperative. That will be a sad day, but solace can be taken in the fact that even as a derelict hulk, it's voyage will continue for millenia.
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