TV News LIES

Monday, Oct 20th

Last update06:17:43 AM GMT

You are here News Science Nasa probe sees the 'edge' of our solar system for first time - and it's completely different from what we thought

Nasa probe sees the 'edge' of our solar system for first time - and it's completely different from what we thought

NASA photos Nasa's probes have seen the 'edge' of our solar system for the first time - and it's completely different from what scientists thought.

Our solar system is flying through space more slowly than we thought - and Nasa's IBEX - Interstellar Boundary Explorer - has it doesn't have a 'bow shock', an area of gas or plasma that shields our solar system as it hurtles though space

‘The sonic boom made by a jet breaking the sound barrier is an earthly example of a bow shock,’ says Dr. David McComas, principal investigator of the IBEX mission. ‘As the jet reaches supersonic speeds, the air ahead of it can’t get out of the way fast enough. Once the aircraft hits the speed of sound, the interaction changes instantaneously, resulting in a shock wave.'

But our solar system isn't moving fast enough to generate a space version of a  'sonic boom'.

For about a quarter of a century, researchers believed that the heliosphere moved through the interstellar medium at a speed fast enough to form a bow shock.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


How To Watch That 'Once-In-A-Lifetime' Comet Swing By Mars

Comet fly byA comet will be swinging by Mars this Sunday, and eager astronomers say they're ready for...

Trio wins Nobel Prize in chemistry for advancing microscope technology

Nobel prize in chemistry 2014Scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner of the United States and Stefan Hell of Germany won...

NASA Stumbles Upon A Dead Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

dead star found brighter than our sunThink our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead...

Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to inventors of blue LEDs

Shuji NakamuraOver 20 years after their invention, the team of Japanese scientists behind blue colored light-emitting diodes,...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!