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Ribbon Discovery At Edge Of Solar System Points To Influences From The Galactic Magnetic Field
2014-02-13 14:44:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) discovered an enigmatic “ribbon” of energetic particles at the edge of our Solar System and a new study says it may be just a glimpse into how vast the influence of the galactic magnetic field really is. The galactic magnetic field around our solar system’s giant bubble, known as the heliosphere, determines the orientation of the ribbon and the placement of energetic particles...

2013-12-06 08:26:04

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBEX Global announced today that the company has appointed Paul Williams to succeed John Veino as Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. Williams was most recently the Chief Technology Officer of Cantor Gaming, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald focused on revolutionizing the global Gaming industry. At Cantor, Williams was responsible for overseeing major technology initiatives, and managing $100MM infrastructure...

Direction Change For Interstellar Winds
2013-09-06 04:15:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Data obtained through NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) project has revealed that neutral interstellar atoms are flowing into the solar system from a different direction than previously observed. That information has led scientists affiliated with the mission to believe that those particles, which flow past the Earth as the solar system passes through the surrounding interstellar cloud at speeds of 23 kilometers per...

2013-07-23 08:28:17

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ibex Outdoor Clothing, manufacturer of premium technical Merino wool apparel and accessories, appoints Ted Manning as the company's new CEO, effectively immediately. An outdoor industry veteran and a longtime New England resident, Manning joins Ibex after an 18-year career with Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) where he most recently served as Executive Vice President. Manning began his career on the sales floor at EMS in 1989...

IBEX First Images Heliosphere Tail
2013-07-10 13:08:59

[ Watch the Video: IBEX Provides First View of the Solar System’s Tail ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft has unveiled an unexpected structure in the first complete pictures of the solar system's heliotail. Scientists believe a "tail" trails the heliosphere, which is the giant bubble in which our solar system resides. As the heliosphere moves through interstellar space, it creates a tail similar to that of a...

2013-07-10 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Like a comet, the solar system has a tail. NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has for the first time mapped out the structure of this tail, which is shaped like a four-leaf clover. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists describe the tail, called the heliotail, based on the first three years of IBEX imagery in a paper published in the July 10 edition of the Astrophysical Journal. While...

2013-07-08 16:20:05

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host its first Google+ Hangout news briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 10, on a new finding from the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing will be shown live on YouTube, NASA Television and the agency's website. Journalists may participate in the briefing and ask questions by phone by contacting Steve Cole at 202-358-0918 or...

New Theory Of ENAs At Edge Of Solar System Checks Out With Data
2013-02-06 11:58:06

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While our solar system contains many fascinating objects — planets, moons and the Sun, to name just a few — one of the most interesting and perplexing of these objects lies at its very edge. Our Sun sweeps charged particles through the solar system, encasing us in a cocoon that shields us from the interstellar environment. It is at the boundary of the solar system, where the solar wind slows and the...

Speed Of The Sun 'Shockingly' Slower Than Believed
2012-05-11 04:06:18

[ Watch the Video ] A team of NASA researchers has uncovered new data showing that the sun is moving more slowly through our galaxy than previously believed -- a discovery that suggests a shock wave believed to precede the heliosphere might not actually exist, the US space agency revealed on Thursday. According to Andrew Fazekas of National Geographic News, NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) satellite measured the speeds of various interstellar particles along the outer edges...

Image 1 - IBEX And TWINS Observe A Solar Storm
2012-04-15 05:27:24

On April 5, 2010, the sun spewed a two million-mile-per-hour stream of charged particles toward the invisible magnetic fields surrounding Earth, known as the magnetosphere. As the particles interacted with the magnetic fields, the incoming stream of energy caused stormy conditions near Earth. Some scientists believe that it was this solar storm that interfered with commands to a communications satellite, Galaxy-15, which subsequently foundered and drifted, taking almost a year to return to...