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Feb. 03, 2012

IBEX Spacecraft Intercepts ‘Alien’ Particles

IBEX studies the composition of the Milky Way by measuring the abundance of interstellar particles.

ibex, space, interstellar wind, interstellar medium

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Surveying the Heliosphere

A series of journal articles published this week draw a new picture of our solar system's heliosphere, the bubble carved out in the interstellar medium by the solar wind.

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Sep. 26, 2008

Solar Winds

New research suggests that the solar wind is weaker now than it has been in the past. What does that mean, and why does it matter?

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