Magnetic Bubbles at the Edge of Solar System

With the help a new computer model, which was used to analyze data by NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, the farthest deep space sentinels, scientists found that the edge of our solar system may not be smooth. New studies show that the sun’s distant magnetic field is made up of bubbles approximately 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) wide

The Mission OSIRIS-Rex by NASA

NASA will launch a spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016 and use a robotic arm to collect samples that could better explain our solar system’s formation and how life began. The mission, called Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx

Earth Messenger Reaches Mercury Orbit

After three flybys of Mercury over the last three years, the Messenger spacecraft is poised to settle into the first-ever orbit by a manmade object of the planet closest to the Sun.The goal of the mission is to provide scientists with data on Mercury unparalleled since the Mariner 10 spacecraft passed by three decades ago. And the more we understand about Mercury, NASA says, the more we’ll understand about how the other rocky planets in the solar system–Venus, Mars, and of course, Earth–formed and evolved.

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