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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.


Credits

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

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10499

Mission:
IBEX

Data Used:
IBEX

This item is part of this series:
IBEX First Skymap Release

Keywords:
SVS >> Galaxy
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Heliosphere
SVS >> Milky Way
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Heliopause
SVS >> IBEX
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Universe