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To the Edge Of The Solar System & Beyond

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posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 11:57 AM
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October 19, 2009

Space isn't empty. It's full of radiation, interplanetary/stellar/galactic medium, microwaves from the very beginning of time and even impossible virtual particles popping in and out so fast we're not even sure they're there. Nothing gets across the scale of this stuff like the heliopause: the place where the solar system's "atmosphere" ends and true interstellar space begins.

NASA's IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer, not the mountain goat) has mapped the outer edges of the solar system over six months, collecting otherwise undetectable data to describe the edge of our neighborhood. Of course the solar system doesn't really have an "atmosphere", but the "heliosphere" is the next best thing - the region where particles flowing out from the sun dominate over the interstellar medium.

www.dailygalaxy.com...



What does it mean that the solar system doesn't really have an "atmosphere, it either does or doesn't.




posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 12:19 PM
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S&F Thanks for posting.

Here's what it means;

We have no idea what's going on, and to say we do is delusional.

Good article though, just goes to show how ignorant and arrogant these scientists are.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 12:21 PM
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I don't know about an atmosphere but a magnetic field can thwart radiation. The heliosphere are just particles coming from the sun, and with matter is heated up enough it can become ionized plasma. And this plasma can be controlled by magnetic fields, you can see a correlation in the shape of the heliosphere by it's resemblance to earth's magnetic field. My .02$

[edit on 20-10-2009 by Pillar]



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by DocEmrick
S&F Thanks for posting.

Here's what it means;

We have no idea what's going on, and to say we do is delusional.

Good article though, just goes to show how ignorant and arrogant these scientists are.

Thanks DocEmrick, it is always interesting to me when they insert these "little disclaimers" people read these articles and take them as truth without noticing.



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