'With the help of data from the Voyager spacecraft, we found a strong magnetic field just outside the solar system' – explains lead author Merav Opher (Merav Opher), visiting scholar at the Department of Heliophysics NASA from George Mason University (George Mason). "It keeps the magnetic field from the interstellar cloud collapse, and explains the existing long been a riddle of his existence." Above: Voyager flies through the outer limits of the heliosphere on the way to interstellar space. Filed under: Jill Schlesinger. A strong magnetic field, which Ofer and other authors have reported the release of Nature from December 24, 2009, outlined in yellow. Copyrights to the picture in 2009, the American Museum of Natural History. It discovery is of undoubted importance to the future, when the solar system, eventually collide with other like clouds in our arm of the Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers call the cloud, in which we now enter, Local interstellar cloud (SYH), or more briefly 'Local Pooh. Hear other arguments on the topic with Michael Steinhardt. " The cloud has a width of about 30 light years and consists of a patchy mixture of hydrogen and helium with a temperature of 6000 C. Actually existing puzzle Pooh should be somehow linked to its environment.
Occurred near the Pooh about 10 million years ago, an explosion of supernovae creates accumulations of giant gas bubble at a temperature of several million degrees. Streams gas from the supernova ejected under high pressure, all surrounded by a cloud entirely and would have to break up or disperse it. 'The observed temperature and density of the local clouds do not provide enough pressure, able to resist the 'crushing action' of hot gas surrounding the cloud '- says Ofer (Opher). .