How NASA aims to study solar system's cosmic shield?
NASA is working on a new mission that will provide insights into the protective magnetic bubble surrounding our solar system, called the heliosphere. This layer acts as a shield that protects the planets from interstellar radiation. Dubbed Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP), the spacecraft will launch in May 2025. The mission will be positioned about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth to collect and study the particles that make it through the heliosphere.