Sun  Universe  ID: 10905

Interstellar Neutral Atoms

Animation of the interstellar interaction with our Sun-one of billions of stars that orbits around the galaxy. As we zoom in through the galaxy we can see our heliosphere; then if we travel along with the interstellar material, we can see how only a very rare few are directed along precisely the right path to make the 30 year, 15 billion mile journey and enter IBEX's low energy sensor and be detected.

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Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
Eric Christian Ph.D. (NASA/HQ): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab