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The Local Interstellar Wind as Seen by IBEX

This visual presents a color-coded full-sky neutral atom map in a Hammer projection. This map is different from earlier IBEX maps in that it shows atoms only at energies where the interstellar wind is the brightest feature in the maps.

In Earth's orbit, where IBEX makes its observations, the maximum flow (in red) is seen to arrive from Libra instead of Scorpio because the interstellar wind is forced to curve around the Sun by gravity.

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Polished version of the annotated skymap with glows added to stars and drop-shadows added to text.    Polished version of the annotated skymap with glows added to stars and drop-shadows added to text.

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Simple compositing of data, stars, and labels.    Simple compositing of data, stars, and labels.

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IBEX Interstellar (Galactic) wind in Hammer projection.    IBEX Interstellar (Galactic) wind in Hammer projection.

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Labels in Hammer projection.    Labels in Hammer projection.

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Brighter stars in Hammer projection    Brighter stars in Hammer projection

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Color bar for neutral atom map.    Color bar for neutral atom map.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3900
Animation Number:3900
Completed:2012-01-12
Animator:Tom Bridgman (GST) (Lead)
Producers:Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
 Genna Duberstein (USRA)
Scientists:Dave McComas (SwRI)
 Nathan Schwadron (University of New Hampshire)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:IBEX
Series:IBEX Views the Local Interstellar Wind
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio and the University of New Hampshire.
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Sun
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Heliopause
SVS >> IBEX
SVS >> Heliophysics
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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