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Changing Winds
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Changing Winds

September 9, 2013
The solar system moves through a local galactic cloud at a speed of 50,000 miles per hour, creating an interstellar wind of particles, some of which can travel all the way toward Earth to provide information about our neighborhood.

Credit: NASA/Adler/U. Chicago/Wesleyan

[ Read the Article: IBEX Data Suggests Interstellar Winds Have Changed Direction ]