Archiv: Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX)

25.05.2019 - 15:09 [ ]

Surprise: Solar System „Force Field“ Shrinks Fast


„If we’ve learned anything from IBEX so far, it is that the models that we’re using for interaction of the solar wind with the galaxy were just dead wrong,“ David McComas, principal investigator for the IBEX program, said during a NASA press conference Thursday.

For starters, it’s been assumed that the heliosphere’s expansion and contraction follows the sun’s roughly 11-year activity cycle, during which the flow rate of charged particles, or solar wind, fluctuates.