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IBEX discovers heliotail

by Dotini
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Dotini
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Jul13-13, 09:33 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhAzM...layer_embedded
Here is a short video of NASA announcing discovery of a heliotail. It seems our solar system travels around the Milky Way sporting a tail much like a comet.

http://phys.org/news/2013-07-ibex-sp...revealing.html
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Jul15-13, 02:21 PM
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Thanks for the report! Nice images!
cenzi
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Jul15-13, 09:30 PM
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interesting, can those scientists tell what the trajectory of the solar system is?

Rangertab1
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Jul16-13, 08:18 AM
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IBEX discovers heliotail

cenzi, the link below may answer your question. I hope it does. We are moving roughly 60ish degrees to the left of the Galactic Centers direction and a bit left of Altair.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap020210.html
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Jul16-13, 03:53 PM
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Quote Quote by Rangertab1 View Post
cenzi, the link below may answer your question. I hope it does. We are moving roughly 60ish degrees to the left of the Galactic Centers direction and a bit left of Altair.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap020210.html

got it, thank you, Ranger.


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