SOLAR SCIENCE

Ribbonstructure onedgeofspaceSan Antonio TX (SPX) Feb 07, 2013 – Since its October 2008 launch, NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has provided images of the invisible interactions between our home in the galaxy and interstellar space. Particles emanating from this boundary produce a striking, narrow ribbon, which had yet to be explained despite more than a dozen possible theories. In a new “retention model,” researchers from the University of … more

SOLAR SCIENCE
Enigmatic “Ribbon” Of Energy Discovered by NASA Satellite Explained
Durham NH (SPX) Feb 07, 2013 – After three years of puzzling over a striking “ribbon” of energy and particles discovered by NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) at the edge of our solar system, scientists may be on the verge of cracking the mystery. In a paper published Feb. 4, 2013, in the Astrophysical Journal, researchers, including lead author Nathan Schwadron of the University of New Hampshire, propose a “r … more