NASA probe finds magnetic boundary zone at edge of solar system

06/27/2013 | Reuters

NASA probe Voyager 1, which launched in 1977 to explore Jupiter and Saturn, is now approximately 11 billion miles from Earth approaching the limits of the solar system and attempting to enter interstellar space. The probe, however, encountered an unexpected and previously undetected magnetic boundary zone, which includes particles from inside and outside the solar system but is still influenced by the sun. "We have no explanation for why we even found this new region," said Voyager scientist Leonard Burlaga.

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