- Conference date: 17–22 June 2012
- Location: Big Island, Hawaii
In this paper we investigate the interaction between the solar wind (SW) and the local interstellar medium (LISM) using spacecraft data and numerical simulations. In particular, we will focus on neutral atom results from NASA’s Interstellar Boundary EXplorer (IBEX) mission, and compare these with implementations of our neutral atom models that look at both the energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) which are created as hydrogen of LISM origin interacts with the heliosphere, as well as the transmission of interstellar Oxygen through the heliospheric interface. The goal of this work is to better understand the global structure of the heliosphere and its interaction with the galaxy.
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