IBEX Observes Changes in Heliopause Emission

  • Released Thursday, September 30, 2010

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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This page was originally published on Thursday, September 30, 2010.
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