New Interstellar Boundary Explorer data show heliosphere's long-theorized bow shock does not exist

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 13:00 in Astronomy & Space

New results from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) reveal that the bow shock, widely accepted by researchers to precede the heliosphere as it plows through tenuous gas and dust from the galaxy does not exist.

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