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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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Web short covering the IBEX science result    Web short covering the IBEX science result

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Animation Number:11306
Animators:Michael Lentz (USRA) (Lead)
 Walt Feimer (HTSI)
 Tom Bridgman (GST)
Video Editor:Genna Duberstein (USRA)
Narrator:Erin McKinley (OSU)
Producer:Genna Duberstein (USRA)
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Writers:Karen Fox (ASI)
 Genna Duberstein (USRA)
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Goddard TV Tape:G2013-062 -- NASA's IBEX Provides First View Of the Solar System's Tail
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