In a mission to space, NASA’s rocket came across a UV light which is scattered around our solar system’s farthest reaches.
According to NASA, the fence which surrounds our solar system is made out of hydrogen, and it is located in a region of space beyond Pluto which is icy and filled with asteroids.
What is that glow?
New Horizons’ probe shows that the fence is made out of a combination of hydrogen and ultraviolet light having a high density between the interstellar space and our solar system.
Leslie Youn from the Southwest Research Institute says that astronomers thought they were at the threshold between being in the galaxy and being in the solar neighborhood.
How can these phenomena be described?
The wall’s hydrogen atoms which form it up are said to slow down every time they reach the heliopause. The fan’s location is more specific at the point when the sun dies out, and it blasts out a solar wind of particles.
The New Horizons probe has been taking measurements from 2007 to 2017 which resemble the Voyager probe’ measurements 30 years ago. It is an ultraviolet glow.
According to researchers if a distant source would substantially contribute to the ultraviolet light and it is not only what the scattering of sunlight that results from the hydrogen atoms in the solar system, the two sets of data could be best explained.
In addition to this, the wall of hydrogen’s signature could be a distant source. As mentioned, the wall or the fence of our solar system is located not further from where the solar wind encounters the interstellar wind.
Unfortunately, you can not take your telescope and search for the wall of hydrogen but at least keep in mind that our solar system is safely fenced.