The Heliosphere Has Ripples!

  • Released Friday, February 17, 2023

NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX mission, has helped researchers learn something new about the heliosphere – the magnetic bubble created by the Sun that we live in. It turns out, the heliosphere has ripples! These ripples also change – likely due to influences from the Sun itself.

The paper explaining the results was published in Nature Astronomy.

Watch this video on the NASA Solar System Exploration Instagram page.

Complete transcript available.

Music credits: “Peaks and Spikes [Instrumental]” by Max van Thun [GEMA]


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This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 11:43 AM EDT.


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