The Local Interstellar Wind as Seen by IBEX

  • Released Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • Updated Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:37PM
  • ID: 3900

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Polished version of the annotated skymap with glows added to stars and drop-shadows added to text.

This visual presents a color-coded full-sky neutral atom map in a Hammer projection. This map is different from earlier IBEX maps in that it shows atoms only at energies where the interstellar wind is the brightest feature in the maps.

In Earth's orbit, where IBEX makes its observations, the maximum flow (in red) is seen to arrive from Libra instead of Scorpio because the interstellar wind is forced to curve around the Sun by gravity.

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Simple compositing of data, stars, and labels.

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IBEX Interstellar (Galactic) wind in Hammer projection.

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Labels in Hammer projection.

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Brighter stars in Hammer projection

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Color bar for neutral atom map.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio and the University of New Hampshire.


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