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Cassini Collects Particles Accelerated by the Sun - Universe Today
Image credit: NASA/JPL NASA’s Saturn-bound spacecraft, Cassini, has made the first observation of interstellar pickup ions beyond the orbit of Jupiter. These are neutral particles in the solar system that get ionized when they get too close to the Sun, and then travel outwards with the solar wind. These ions have been seen near the … Continue reading "Cassini Collects Particles Accelerated by the Sun"