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IBEX Maps Solar System's Tail

NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, recently mapped the boundaries of the solar system’s tail, called the heliotail. By combining observations from the first three years of IBEX imagery, scientists have mapped out a tail that shows a combination of fast and slow moving particles. The entire structure twisted, because it experiences the pushing and pulling of magnetic fields outside the solar system.

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Michael Lentz (USRA): Lead Animator
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Tom Bridgman (GST): Animator
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Video Editor
Erin McKinley (OSU): Narrator
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
Eric Christian Ph.D. (NASA/HQ): Scientist
Karen Fox (ASI): Writer
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