Solar Neutral Particles

  • Released Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, October 22, 2008.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:55 PM EDT.


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