Milkyway Galaxy zoom

  • Released Wednesday, August 8, 2007

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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Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

Release date

This page was originally published on Wednesday, August 8, 2007.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:55 PM EDT.


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