New Delhi: Our Solar System is very unique. Many people believe that such a solar system is hardly anywhere in the universe. At the same time, the sun has got the status of the operator of the solar system. He is considered responsible for the changes taking place on the earth. In the orbit of the Sun, the Earth shows a deviation on its axis from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. Despite all such information, there are many such mysteries in the universe about which no one knows till date.
First 3D Map of the Solar System
It is also true that the vehicles of many countries are still circling the solar system to explore the vast space. In the midst of all such investigations, the first 3D map of our solar system has come to the fore. Ever wondered what lies at the edge of our own solar system? So while removing the veil from this mystery, let us tell you that this is a drop.
What is the edge of our solar system like? The edge of our system is where cosmic forces collide. On one side of it is the solar wind which consists of charged particles emanating from the Sun. On the other hand, there are the winds of space, which are covered with radiation absorbed by billions of stars located nearby. Solar winds also do a great job of protecting the planet from space radiation.
According to LiveScience, solar winds wrap our solar system in a protective layer, which prevents 70% of space radiation from entering our system. At the same time, the earth’s own magnetic shield also works to protect us from radiation. This protective layer is called the heliosphere and its edge is called the heliopause. There is a physical boundary at this junction where our solar system ends and outer space begins.
How to make 3D map?
A new research report published on June 10 in the Astrophysical Journal shows the first 3D map of the heliosphere, the first of its kind. To achieve this, scientists used data collected by NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer satellite. Using this, they tracked particles in the solar wind that travel from the Sun to the edge of the Solar System and return. Based on this, he found out how far this solar wind was capable of going. On this basis, the researchers were allowed to map the edges of the solar system.