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NASA - IBEX Beauty Shot Animation
October 3, 2008
 

IBEX has two sensors that collect particles. The satellite spins as it orbits Earth so that over the course of six months, each sensor collects particles from every part of the sky. This allows the science team to build a global all-sky map every six months.
 

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