Topic: Nathan Schwadron
NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft recently detected a mysterious ribbon of particles at the edge of the solar system. Scientists now say it may have been formed by atoms reflected back into the solar system by the Milky Way's magnetic field.
01/15/2010 06:32 pm
The ribbon could be the solar system’s version of Earth’s northern and southern lights. The results of the discovery, made by NASA’s IBEX satellite, appear Friday in the journal Science.
10/16/2009 01:00 am