The Heliosphere Has Ripples!

  • Released Friday, February 17th, 2023
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 11:43AM

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.



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