Head-On Crash Spotted Between Solar Wind and Earth's Magnetic Field

Head-On Crash Spotted Between Solar Wind and Earth's Magnetic Field
The IBEX spacecraft has found that Energetic Neutral Atoms, or ENAs, are coming from a region just outside Earth's magnetopause where nearly stationary protons from the solar wind interact with the tenuous cloud of hydrogen atoms in Earth's exosphere.
(Image: © NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)

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