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Zoom from the Milky Way Galaxy to our Heliosphere

This is an updated version of an older animation. Starting with a view of our Milky Way galaxy, the orange gas in the animation represents the interstellar medium. The bow shock is created because the heliosphere is moving through like a boat through the water, crashing through the interstellar gases.
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Milky Way Galaxy Zoom    Milky Way Galaxy Zoom
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Animation Number:10499
Animator:Walt Feimer (HTSI) (Lead)
Scientists:Dave McComas (SwRI)
 Eric Christian Ph.D. (NASA/HQ)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:IBEX
Series:IBEX First Skymap Release
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SVS >> Galaxy
SVS >> Heliosphere
SVS >> Milky Way
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Heliopause
NASA Science >> Sun
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