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NASA`s IBEX finds influence of galactic magnetic field extends beyond solar system

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 15:09

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.

Interstellar winds buffeting solar system changes direction after 40 years

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 14:54

NASA`s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft`s data has revealed that neutral interstellar atoms are flowing into the solar system from a different direction than had previously been observed.

How enigmatic ribbon formed at edge of solar system

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 16:40

NASA`s IBEX, which was launch in October 2008, has been providing images of the invisible interactions between our home in the galaxy and interstellar space.