NASA Sends IBEX To Map The Edge Of Our Solar System

October 20, 2008

NASA launched the IBEX spacecraft on the back of a Pegasus rocket, with the goal of being able to take images of, and map out the edge of our solar system.<br /> ................Washington (ChattahBox) – NASA launched the IBEX spacecraft on the back of a Pegasus rocket, with the goal of being able to take images of, and map out the edge of our solar system.

NASA launched the Interstellar Boundary Explorer or IBEX over the weekend.

It was launched on a Pegasus rocket which dropped from an L-1011 going around 600 mph, 39,000 feet above the ground.

The rocket then carried the IBEX into orbit so that it could fly off on its own, which it did successfully.

NASA has stated that it has been a complete success to this point.

The goal of the IBEX is to take images of and map out the edge of the solar system.

If all goes as planned, this should be accomplished within the next six months.


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