Energy Ribbon At Solar System's Edge May Be 'Roadmap' To Interstellar Magnetism

February 14, 2014 5:42 PM

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Energy Ribbon At Solar System's Edge May Be 'Roadmap' To Interstellar Magnetism

A strange ribbon of energy and particles at the edge of the solar system first spotted by a NASA spacecraft appears to serve as a sort of "roadmap in the sky" for the interstellar magnetic field, scientists say.

By comparing ground-based studies and in-space observations of solar system's mysterious energy ribbon, which was first discovered by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) in 2009, scientists are learning more details about the conditions at the solar system's edge. The study also sheds light...

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