This lithograph introduces users to the fact that the Solar System has an interstellar boundary called the heliosphere. It includes an interactive activity. Users can look at the diagram of the heliosphere on the front, read information about the heliosphere on the back, and then use the lithograph as part of a model of the heliosphere that uses water to represent solar wind. The lithograph also includes information about NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, which will make the first map of the Solar System's boundary.
Intended for grade levels:
Type of resource:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
Product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-350
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Lindsay Bartolone
The Adler Planetarium