NASA scientists have discovered the Solar system’s tail
NASA scientists have discovered the Solar system’s tail, like a comet “Tail” of the Solar system, consisting of a flow outgoing from the Sun fast-moving charged particles, shaped like a four-leaf clover. The length of the plume is still unknown. The Solar system turned out to be the tail, NASA
American scientists have found that the Sun moves in space, leaving behind a tail like a comet .
These unique data obtained by the NASA experts. the guiding mission of the IBEX spacecraft, ejected into orbit five years ago.
The probe instrument helped astronomers to see two streams of charged particles coming from the poles of the Sun. Two more flow out on the sides of the star, so her tail resembles a four-leaf clover, NASA said.
Previously, the tailings were observed in some stars, but the fact that it has and our Central luminary, became for scientists a complete surprise. As far as the long tail of the Solar system, astrophysicists still can not say.
Scientists hope IBEX and other such devices will help them explore the boundaries of the Solar system by studying the heliosphere. In this region the solar wind yields to the wind of other suns of our galaxy, and, despite the fact that in this part of space is Voyager 1, astronomers all raveolution very little information.
Probe IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer – “Explorer of interstellar borders”), launched in 2008, should answer the question about the interaction of the solar wind with the interstellar medium.
Specially, aboard the wanderer are two high-tech cameras designed to monitor high energy particles.