Sun  ID: 3770

IBEX Observes Changes in Heliopause Emission

The camera view moves from the heliosphere 'nose', the apparent direction of the heliopause relative to the interstellar wind, towards the 'knot'. The 'knot' represents a direction of high emission of neutral atoms which has changed significantly in the six months since the first IBEX map.

We fade-in an artistic conception of the 'knot', which untangles during the six months as we fade to the second IBEX map.


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Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (UMBC): Producer
Arik Posner (NASA/HQ): Scientist
Nathan Schwadron (University of New Hampshire): Scientist
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This item is part of this series:
IBEX Sees Evolution in the Heliopause

SVS >> Neutral Atoms
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Particles >> Energetic Particles
SVS >> Heliopause
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> Neutral Atom Imaging

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