# Will New Horizons, Voyager or any other space craft survive the death of the sun?

After its mission, New Horizons will be destined to travel perpetually forever. I wonder though how far it will be when the sun explodes. Will it be far enough away that when this happens, billions of years from now, it will not be destroyed? If this is the case, what will happen to New Horizons? Is it likely to literally just travel forever without ever hitting anything?

• "I wonder though how far it will be when the sun explodes." Pretty far, given the Sun will never explode. It requires a star several times the Sun's mass to produce a supernova. – Andrew Thompson Jul 16 '15 at 12:09
• "Is it likely to literally just travel forever without ever hitting anything?" How small an object are you including in 'anything'? It would be bombarded by sub-atomic particles constantly. – Andrew Thompson Jul 16 '15 at 12:10
• This BBC's Timeline of The Far Future infographic is highly relevant. ;) – TildalWave Jul 16 '15 at 12:42

• Note, the Sun circles around the galactic centre with a $\approx$ 160million years, and it will die after 4billion years. As the Sun dies, these probes could be anywhere in the whole galaxy. – peterh - Reinstate Monica Sep 9 '19 at 22:07