feb 062013
 
“Ribbon” Of Energy at the Edge of our Solar System Explained

  After three years of puzzling over a striking “ribbon” of energy and particles discovered by NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) at the edge of our Solar System, scientists may be on the verge of cracking the mystery. A three-dimensional diagram of the retention region shown as a “life preserver” around our heliosphere bubble along [continue reading]

jul 242012
 
Lunar Surface Protected by 'Deflector Shields'

  Scientists from RAL Space at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have solved a lunar mystery and their results might lead the way to determining if the same mechanism could be artificially manipulated to create safe havens for future space explorers.  Their work focussed on the origin of the enigmatic “lunar swirls” – swirling patches of [continue reading]