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A Model of the Interstellar Magnetic Fields

Caption: A model of the interstellar magnetic fields -- which would otherwise be straight -- warping around the outside of our heliosphere, based on data from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer. The red arrow shows the direction in which the solar system moves through the galaxy.

Credit: NASA/IBEX/UNH

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