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.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
- Walt Feimer (KBR Wyle Services, LLC) [Lead]
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