Scientists Reveal Cosmic Roadmap to Galactic Magnetic Field

Scientists Reveal Cosmic Roadmap to Galactic Magnetic Field

Mar 09, 2014

Scientists on NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, including Nathan Schwadron, lead scientist for the IBEX Science Operations Center at the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, report that recent, independent measurements have validated one of the mission’s signature findings—a mysterious "ribbon" of energy and particles at the edge of our solar system that appears to be a directional “roadmap in the sky” of the local interstellar magnetic field.

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