First images of solar system’s tail revealed

Science Recorder | Rick Docksai | Thursday, July 11, 2013

NASA scientists have created a first-ever map of our solar system’s “tail.” The researchers only now know of the “heliotail,” as they call it, thanks to recently retrieved data from the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft. They published a report of their findings in the latest edition of the Astrophysics Journal.

Solar system tail

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