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IBEX, New Map of the Heliosphere

  1. Oct 17, 2009 #1
    Here is the press conference.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/mTnwjd8CF1c&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/mTnwjd8CF1c&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    It will be interesting to watch how these surprises are explained, as well as how the ribbon changes over time.
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  3. Oct 21, 2009 #2
    Correct me if I'm wrong but magnetic fields are created by electric current and the ribbon is present where the magnetic field is most bent, therefore could this phenomenon be caused by excitation of matter from the solar wind by a local z-pinch?
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