0 comment Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | admin
The NASA Voyager probes which were sent out in 1977, are now more than 14 billion kilometres from Earth, and are approaching the Sun's influence.
The Voyagers are still sending back data, and computer modelling based on this information suggests that there is some interesting bubble-like activity happening at the edge of our Solar System.
"Computer modelling based on the Voyager insights suggests the edge of our Solar System is a froth of activity, like "an agitated jacuzzi", said Eugene Parker from the University of Chicago, US. Magnetic field lines carried in the "wind" of material coming off our star are breaking and reconnecting. This process is sculpting the wind into discrete bubbles that are many tens of millions of kilometres wide."Read more.
In my research, I have been researching the universality of roundness and studying the characteristics and behaviour of soap bubbles. Consequently, the idea of bubble-like activity happening in Space, is very exciting!