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The history-making New Horizons mission, which launched in 2006, was led by SwRI's Alan Stern, who is based in Boulder, and it has ties also to Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation and the University of Colorado. Fran Bagenal, in charge of the particles theme for the New Horizons Mission, is a research scientist at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

"We've observed the solar wind before with Voyager, but what's interesting, what we're seeing with the SWAP data is, we're actually seeing the material from interstellar space that has been coming into the solar system," Bagenal said. Read more