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Uncovering Our Solar System’s Shape

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Uncovering Our Solar System’s Shape

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Scientists have developed a new prediction of the shape of the bubble surrounding our solar system using a model developed with data from NASA missions.

All the planets of our solar system are encased in a magnetic bubble, carved out in space by the Sun’s constantly outflowing material, the solar wind. Outside this bubble is the interstellar medium — the ionized gas and magnetic field that fills the space between stellar systems in our galaxy. One question scientists have tried to answer for years is on the shape of this bubble, which travels through space as our Sun orbits the center of our galaxy. Traditionally, scientists have thought of the heliosphere as a comet shape, with a rounded leading edge, called the nose, and a long tail trailing behind.

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OverSword

Do the red lines represent cosmic rays?

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third_eye

Great, now the scientists are fat shaming the solar system, this ain't gonna end well... 

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Seti42

I think it looks more like an alien embryo than a croissant.

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jethrofloyd

No. We living in a giant cosmic Brownie!

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seanjo
1 hour ago, Seti42 said:

I think it looks more like an alien embryo than a croissant.

My thoughts exactly, and I bet they thought the same but decided "Nah, better not go with that one"...

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DreadLordAvatar
5 hours ago, Seti42 said:

I think it looks more like an alien embryo than a croissant.

Makes sense, after all, humans are the aliens of this planet.

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Humbled Hypocrite83

I don't think we will ever truly know unless we are on the outside looking in. We are stuck on this planet and may not even have our solar system fully mapped lol

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TripGun

This information will help us with our understanding of heliophysics. Good read.

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Waspie_Dwarf
On 8/10/2020 at 9:11 AM, Humbled Hypocrite83 said:

I don't think we will ever truly know unless we are on the outside looking in. We are stuck on this planet and may not even have our solar system fully mapped lol

This information comes from the Voyager spacecraft, which are on the outside looking in.

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Humbled Hypocrite83
On 8/13/2020 at 9:43 AM, Waspie_Dwarf said:

This information comes from the Voyager spacecraft, which are on the outside looking in.

Well that helps :P

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