Optical Images from MAGPIE Experiments (IMAGE) American Physical Society Caption Optical images from MAGPIE experiments (left) show a detached boundary, reminiscent of Earth's magnetopause, formed when a model solar wind encounters a magnetized obstacle. A plasma depletion zone is seen surrounding the body (right) due to the shielding effect of the field. Credit MAGPIE group, Imperial College London Usage Restrictions Image Copyrighted License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.