Interplanetary Shock

New data from the Fast Plasma Investigation instrument aboard NASA’s MMS spacecraft show the interplanetary shock and reflected ions as they washed over the spacecraft. The colors represent the amount of ions seen with warmer colors indicating higher numbers of…

Interplanetary Shock

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New data from the Fast Plasma Investigation instrument aboard NASA’s MMS spacecraft show the interplanetary shock and reflected ions as they washed over the spacecraft.

The colors represent the amount of ions seen with warmer colors indicating higher numbers of ions.

The reflected ions (yellow band that appears just above the middle of the figure) show up midway through the animation, and can be seen increasing in intensity (warmer colors) as they pass MMS, shown as a white dot.

Credit: Ian Cohen.

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