Friday, July 12, 2013

IBEX spacecraft images the heliotail, revealing an unexpected structure

"We're seeing a heliotail that's much flatter and broader than expected, with a slight tilt," says McComas. "Imagine sitting on a beach ball. The ball gets flattened by the external forces and its cross section is oval instead of circular. That's the effect the external magnetic field appears to be having on the heliotail."

story:

http://m.phys.org/_news292681340.html

video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhAzMdoOe5E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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