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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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab
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IBEX ISM Press Conference
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 5:00AM
Produced by - Robert Crippen