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Giant Ribbon Discovered at the Edge ofthe Solar Sy

beadwindow (1578749) writes | more than 4 years ago

Space 2

beadwindow (1578749) writes "NASA's IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) spacecraft has made the first all-sky maps of the heliosphere and the results have taken researchers by surprise. The maps are bisected by a bright, winding ribbon of unknown origin:
"This is a shocking new result," says IBEX principal investigator Dave McComas of the Southwest Research Institute. "We had no idea this ribbon existed--or what has created it. Our previous ideas about the outer heliosphere are going to have to be revised.""

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Douglas Adams might have guessed (1)

Netssansfrontieres (214626) | more than 4 years ago | (#29765943)

It's a highway.

The Nexus (1)

Miqlo (201386) | more than 4 years ago | (#29767609)

Here it comes.

Laterz, I'll be on my vineyard!

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