Earth  Sun  ID: 10722

IBEX Spacecraft Finds Discoveries Close to Home

IBEX found that Energetic Neutral Atoms, or ENAs, are coming from a region just outside Earth's magnetopause where nearly stationary protons from the solar wind interact with the tenuous cloud of hydrogen atoms in Earth's exosphere.

 

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Mission:
IBEX

Keywords:
SVS >> Earth
SVS >> Energetic Particles
SVS >> Magnetosphere
SVS >> Solar Radiation
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Sun
GCMD >> Location >> Bow Shock
GCMD >> Location >> Magnetopause
SVS >> IBEX
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0