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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.
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10332
Animation Number:10332
Completed:2008-10-22
Animator:Walt Feimer (HTSI) (Lead)
Scientist:Dave McComas (SwRI)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:IBEX
Series:IBEX Pre-launch
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Heliosphere
SVS >> Neutral Atoms
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> IBEX
SVS >> Interstellar Medium
 
 


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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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