NASA astronomers made a stunning announcement today that they’ve discovered that alien particles from distant regions of the Milky Way are bombarding our solar system.
The new observations, made thanks to the IBEX satellite, not only gives us a glimpse of what exists in the so-called interstellar medium—the matter between stars—but also offers clues to the anatomy of our local galactic neighborhood.
How did these alien particles make it to Earth’s vicinity and what does this say about habitability of exoplanets? Read the rest of my story at National Geographic News.
Here is NASA video capsule on what IBEX spacecraft has found….
Tags: heliosphere, IBEX
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