Sun  ID: 20185

Heliopause Cycle

This animation shows the heliosphere expanding and contracting in response to the solar cycle. As the sun reaches solar maximum, the solar wind increases and expands the heliosphere. During solar minimum, the heliosphere contracts.
 

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Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (UMBC): Producer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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Mission:
IBEX

This item is part of these series:
IBEX Sees Evolution in the Heliopause
IBEX Videos

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Heliosphere
SVS >> Solar Cycle
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Heliopause
SVS >> IBEX
NASA Science >> Sun