Category: Merav Opher

Plasma jets emitted by Sun are heavily influenced by interstellar flow, study says

The Space Reporter Merav Opher, College of Arts & Sciences According to a NASA statement, a new NASA-funded study led by Merav Opher of Boston University has found that the bubble formed by the Sun’s magnetic field, the heliosphere, is defined by, not one, but rather two jets of solar wind… View full article featuring expert […]

NASA-Funded Study Finds Two Solar Wind Jets in the Heliosphere

NASA Merav Opher, College of Arts & Sciences As the sun skims through the galaxy, it emits charged particles in a stream of plasma called the solar wind. The solar wind, in turn, creates a bubble known called the heliosphere that extends far beyond the planets of the solar system… Expert quote: “Everyone’s assumption has […]

Why Did It Take NASA A Year To Realize The Voyager Left The Solar System?

WGBH News Merav Opher, College of Arts & Sciences For the first time in history, we’ve left the solar system… Expert quote: “It really is a milestone. It’s the first man-made object to cross the last boundary that separates our home. Voyager is like our spy that we sent to tell us what lies beyond our home.” […]