Sun 

Solar Neutral Particles

This animation shows a charged solar particle's path leaving the sun, while following the magnetic field lines out to the heliosheath. The solar particle hits a hydrogen atom, stealing its electron and becoming neutral. We then follow it until we see it hit one of IBEX's detectors.


Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Dave McComas (SwRI): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
IBEX

Data Used:
IBEX None

This item is part of this series:
IBEX Pre-launch

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Heliosphere
SVS >> Neutral Atoms
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> IBEX
SVS >> Interstellar Medium
NASA Science >> Sun