Sun  Universe  ID: 10905

Interstellar Neutral Atoms

Animation of the interstellar interaction with our Sun-one of billions of stars that orbits around the galaxy. As we zoom in through the galaxy we can see our heliosphere; then if we travel along with the interstellar material, we can see how only a very rare few are directed along precisely the right path to make the 30 year, 15 billion mile journey and enter IBEX's low energy sensor and be detected.

For press release media associated with this animation, go: here.

 

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Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
Eric Christian Ph.D. (NASA/HQ): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab

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Mission:
IBEX

This item is part of this series:
IBEX Views the Local Interstellar Wind

Goddard TV Tape:
G2012-009 -- IBEX ISM Press Conference

Keywords:
SVS >> Energetic Particles
SVS >> Galaxy
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Heliosphere
SVS >> Magnetosphere
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Heliopause
SVS >> IBEX
SVS >> Heliosheath
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Atom
SVS >> Space Science
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Universe