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IBEX spacecraft makes first-ever images of magnetotail structures, dynamic interactions occurring in the invisible space around Earth

14/12/2010

IBEX spacecraft makes first-ever images of magnetotail structures, dynamic interactions occurring in the invisible space around Earth

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Invisible to the naked eye, yet massive in structure around the Earth is the magnetosphere, the region of space around the planet that ebbs and flows in response to the million-mile-per-hour flow of charged particles continually blasting from the Sun. NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, designed to image the invisible interactions occurring at the edge of the solar system, captured images of magnetospheric structures and a dynamic event occurring in the magnetosphere as the spacecraft observed from near lunar distance.
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