IMAGE has detected atoms from the solar wind as the wind particles collided
with atoms in the Earth's magnetosheath. The solar wind particles, which are
normally charged, were neutralized by the particle collisions and were changed into fast
moving neutral particles that could flow inside the magnetosphere unimpeded. These
fast-moving neutral particles detected by IMAGE instruments and had never been seen before.
(2001: T. E. Moore, M. R. Collier, J. L. Burch, D. J. Chornay, S. A. Fuselier, A. G. Ghielmetti,
B. L. Giles, D. C. Hamilton, F. A. Herrerod, J. W. Keller, K. W. Ogilvie, B. L. Peko,
J. M. Quinn, T. M. Stephen, G. R. Wilson, and P. Wurz)