Heliosphere Degradation Another Sign of Environmental Abyss Yawning Below Us
'New data has revealed that the heliosphere, the protective shield of energy that surrounds our solar system, has weakened by 25 per cent over the past decade and is now at it lowest level since the space race began 50 years ago.
Scientists are baffled at what could be causing the barrier to shrink in this way and are to launch mission to study the heliosphere.
The Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, will be launched from an aircraft on Sunday on a Pegasus rocket into an orbit 150,000 miles above the Earth where it will "listen" for the shock wave that forms as our solar system meets the interstellar radiation.
In chaotic systems, once thresholds are reached, change speeds up rapidly.
That is why arithmetic variance -- linear motion -- can have radically different, geometrical or prismatic, consequences.
So humanity discovers this yet again, with another important part of the organic machine.