IBEX ENA Flux on Heliosphere
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IBEX ENA Flux on Heliosphere

January 10, 2013
Illustration of one of the possibilities for the bright ribbon of emission seen in the IBEX ENA maps. The galactic magnetic field shapes the heliosphere as it drapes over it. The ribbon appears to trace the area where the magnetic field is most parallel to the surface of the heliosphere (the heliopause). Credit: SwRI

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