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Interstellar wind hits the heliosphere
- Title Interstellar wind hits the heliosphere
- Released 12/06/2008 2:56 pm
- Copyright ESA (image by C.Carreau)
The outer boundaries of the heliosphere, the huge bubble in space created by the solar wind, continuously interact with interstellar wind, a continuously stream of gas of electrically-charged particles of interstellar origin. The ESA/NASA Ulysses mission found that the interstellar wind is fast enough to cause a shockwave outside the heliosphere.