First-Ever All-Sky Map of the Interactions Occurring at the Edge of the Solar System (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Caption In 2009, NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission science team constructed the first-ever all-sky map of the interactions occurring at the edge of the solar system, where the sun's influence diminishes and interacts with the interstellar medium. A 2013 paper provides a new explanation for a giant ribbon of energetic neutral atoms -- shown here in light green and blue -- streaming in from that boundary. Credit NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.