The X-ray imaging spacecraft XMM-Newton, while observing the Hubble Deep Field North,
on June 1, 2001, detected
an increased low energy X-ray emission which corresponded to solar wind ions. At the same time,
LENA observed an enhancement in the neutral solar wind. This
represents the first simultaneous observation of solar
wind ions interacting with neutral atoms in a process called 'charge exchange'.
The figure shows the data from LENA with a circle drawn to indicate the location of Earth.
(2003: Michael Collier)
Related IMAGE Discoveries
Dr. S. Odenwald, email@example.com, +1-301-286-6953
NSSDC, Mail Code 630, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771
NASA Approval: J. L. Green, James.Green@nasa.gov
Rev. 1.0.0, 24 April 2003, EVB