NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has captured the best and most complete glimpse yet of what lies beyond the solar system. More than just determining the distribution of elements in the galactic wind, these new measurements give clues about how and where our solar system formed, the forces that physically shape our solar system, and even the history of other stars in the Milky Way.
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Dave McComus, Principal Investigator for IBEX, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas
Cut 1 – TRT – 00:08 - "This material, this alien interstellar material, is really the stuff that stars, planets and people, and all of us are made of. "
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