Our solar system has a tail and it's shaped like a four-leaf clover

According to NASA, both the existence of our solar system's tail and its general shape have now been confirmed, which... wait – our solar system has a tail? » 7/12/13 8:37am 7/12/13 8:37am

NASA probe reveals the unexpected "atmosphere" that surrounds our…

NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, has spent the last four years exploring the very edge of our solar system, where giant magnetic bubbles repel incoming charged particles while neutral ones stream in on their way to the Sun. » 1/31/12 3:52pm 1/31/12 3:52pm

NASA's IBEX Ready to Measure the Edges of Our Solar System

A NASA mission to measure and study the mysterious edge of the solar system is underway this week. The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) is one of the low-cost "Small Explorers" missions - it can study the termination shock area of our solar system without even leaving Earth's orbit. How will it manage that? By… » 10/20/08 10:40am 10/20/08 10:40am