The Voyager missions take only in situ measurements, but a new observational technique, energetic neutral atom (ENA) imaging, is being used by the Interstellar Boundary Explorer
(IBEX) mission (McComas et al.
TEHRAN (FNA)- New data from NASA's Cassini mission, combined with measurements from the two Voyager spacecraft and NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer
, or IBEX, suggests that our sun and planets are surrounded by a giant, rounded system of magnetic field from the sun-calling into question the alternate view of the solar magnetic fields trailing behind the sun in the shape of a long comet tail.
Analysis of new observations by NASA's Cassini and the two Voyager spacecraft and the Interstellar Boundary Explorer
(IBEX) satellite, however, has revealed that this gigantic bubble of charged particles powered by solar winds may be more spherical than previously thought.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Immediately after its 2008 launch, NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer
, or IBEX, spotted a curiosity in a thin slice of space: More particles streamed in through a long, skinny swath in the sky than anywhere else.
Washington, Feb 14 ( ANI ): New research suggests that the enigmatic "ribbon" of energetic particles discovered at the edge of our solar system by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer
(IBEX) may be only a small sign of the vast influence of the galactic magnetic field.
In July NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer
satellite discovered that the sun drags behind it a cometlike tail of subatomic particles (not shown) that may stretch 10 times as far from the sun as Voyager l's current position.
Measurements from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer
(IBEX) suggest that the Sun doesn't fly fast enough through space to create a bow shock in the thin gas floating between the stars.
Among specific topics are quantifying uncertainty for turbulent mixing simulations, simulating relativistic shocks and associated radiation from turbulent magnetic fields, the effects of sun rotation on solar wind propagation, the effect of pitch angle scattering on the formation of the interstellar boundary explorer
ribbon in the outer heliosheath, coupling kinetic and hydrodynamic models for simulating gas flows and weakly ionized plasmas, and petascale global kinetic simulations of the magnetosphere and visualization strategies for analyzing very large multi-variate data sets.
SpottsNASAAAEs Interstellar Boundary Explorer
(IBEX) spacecraft recently detected a mysterious ribbon of particles at the edge of the solar system.
are being used on NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer
to help determine how solar wind interacts with the matter that exists between stars.
NASA on Sunday reported a successful launch of Ibex, the Interstellar Boundary Explorer
, on a mission to study the decrease in solar wind.
NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer
(IBEX) spacecraft, designed to image global interactions at the outer reaches of the solar system, has begun its move to Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), Calif.