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NASA MISSION SHOWS EVOLUTION OF CONDITIONS AT EDGE OF SOLAR SYSTEM
09.30.10
 
For the first time, NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft,
reveals conditions at the edge of our solar system rapidly change.  Scientists
now have a better understanding of the dynamic nature of our home in the galaxy.

TRT- 00:43
Center Contact: Susan Hendrix 301-286-7745
HQ Contact: Dwayne Brown 202-358-1726
For more info: www.nasa.gov/ibexs

Dr. David McComas, IBEX Principal Investigator

Cut 1 - 00:23 - “Initially we had, ah, the first set of images that we released last fall, and those showed a very bright, a very narrow ribbon of neutral particles coming in from the outer heliosphere that wasn't expected and wasn't predicted by any model.  Now we've just produced the second set of images, and in those images we're actually seeing this ribbon vary in time.”
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Dr. Nathan Schwadron, IBEX Science Operations Lead

Cut 2 - 00:13 -“There's another remarkable feature.  There's a knot of emissions in these maps that seems to be, remarkably, untying.   And, we really are puzzling as to what that's telling us.”
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Dr. Nathan Schwadron, IBEX Science Operations Lead

Cut 3 - 00:07 - “IBEX has opened a completely new window on our global heliosphere.”
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