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Interstellar Boundary Explorer

(IBEX)
(satellite observing the ISM/heliosphere boundary)

The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) is a satellite dedicated to mapping the boundary between the solar system and interstellar space. It was launched in 2008 with the goal of a 2-year mission but remains active in 2013. Its function is to detect Energetic Neutral Atoms (ENA). Instruments:

  • IBEX-Hi
  • IBEX-Low

Which detect higher and lower energy ENAs.


(observatory,space,NASA)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBEX

Referenced by:
NASA

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