Zoom from the Milky Way Galaxy to our Heliosphere

  • Released Thursday, October 15, 2009

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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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Thursday, October 15, 2009.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:54 PM EDT.


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