Magnetic Bubbles Fill The Edge Of The Solar System – NASA

By on Jun 15, 2011 in Astronomy, Science Comments

Huge magnetic bubbles fill the edge of the solar system, a new research suggests as reported by several international news sites on Wednesday, June 9, 2011.

According to reports, NASA Voyager twin spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, discovered that a “turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles” filled the edge of the solar system and not smooth as astronomers initially thought, as seen on the image below.

Magnetic Bubbles at the edge of Solar System
The Magnetic Bubbles
Credit: NASA

NASA‘s press release dated June 9, 2011 said that scientists, while using a new computer model to analyze Voyager data, found that the sun’s distant magnetic field is made up of bubbles about 100 million miles wide.

The press release further attests that much of the evidence for the existence of the bubbles came from an instrument aboard the spacecraft which is used to measure energetic particles.

“We are still trying to wrap our minds around the implications of the findings,” Jim Drake, University of Maryland physicist, was quoted saying.

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