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What Voyager 2 Learned After Spending a Year in Interstellar Space

Only two of humanity's spacecraft have left the Solar System: NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Voyager 1 left the…

3 months ago

The Eerie Music of Interstellar Space

While it's true that there's no air to carry sound in space, starship explosions would be strangely silent and no…

6 years ago

Our Solar System Has a Tail Shaped Like a Four-Leaf Clover: New Findings from IBEX

Our Solar System is moving through interstellar space and scientists have long thought that the “bubble” around our Solar System…

7 years ago

Fly Along With Voyager

Far away, deep in the dark, near the edge of interstellar space, Voyager 1 and 2 are hurtling near the…

7 years ago

Winds of Change at the Edge of the Solar System

As the venerable Voyager 1 spacecraft hurtles ever outward, breaking through the very borders of our solar system at staggering…

7 years ago

Voyagers Find Giant Jacuzzi-like Bubbles at Edge of Solar System

[/caption] The barrier at the edge of our Solar System may not be the smooth shield that scientists once thought.…

9 years ago

Mysterious Ribbon at Edge of Solar System is Changing

A year ago, researchers from the IBEX mission – NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer – announced the discovery of an unexpected…

9 years ago

Cassini/IBEX Data Changes View of Heliosphere Shape

Though the Cassini mission has focused intently on scientific exploration of Saturn and its moons, data taken by the spacecraft…

10 years ago

Spacecraft Detects Mysterious “Ribbon” at Edge of Solar System

[/caption] Since it launched a year ago, the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has been monitoring heliosphere and how our Sun…

10 years ago

What is Interplanetary Space?

[/caption] The region of space within our Solar System is called interplanetary space, also known as interplanetary medium. Most people are…

11 years ago