Scientists Solve Mystery Surrounding Voyager 1's Passage to Interstellar Space

Ever since NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft exited the heliosphere and made the passage to interstellar space, scientists were perplexed by the spacecraft inconsistent measurements of the galactic magnetic field that lies outside of the Sun’s magnetosphere. A new study shows that these inconsistencies are caused by the deflection of the galactic magnetic field […]

IBEX Sees Our Solar System's 'Tail'

NASA’s IBEX spacecraft has detected the four-leaf-clover-shaped pattern of our Solar System’s “tail.” Image Credit: NASA

Three years of observations by NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) have shown that the Solar System has a tail shaped like a four-leaf clover. The stream of particles that blows away from the Sun, known […]

NASA Spacecraft Reveals New Observations Of Interstellar Matter

Artist's impression of IBEX exploring the edge of our solar system. Credit: NASA GSFC.

Artist's impression of IBEX exploring the edge of our solar system. Credit: NASA GSFC.

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has captured the best and most complete glimpse yet of what lies beyond the solar system. The new measurements give clues about how and where our solar system formed, the forces that […]

NASA Hosts Briefing On New Observations Of Interstellar Matter

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Artist's impression of IBEX exploring the edge of our solar system. Credit: NASA GSFC.

WASHINGTON — NASA will host a Science Update at 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, to discuss new analysis from NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft of material from outside our solar system and the interstellar boundary region […]