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La Heliosfera DLESE Reviewed Collection
This lithograph introduces users to the fact that the Solar System has an interstellar boundary called the heliosphere. It includes an interactive activity. This lithograph supports a full-length planetarium show about the IBEX mission and the boundary of the Solar System. Each short activity/product helps to build awareness and engagement in the science and engineering aspects of the mission that is reinforced as visitors choose to participate in more activities, including viewing the Show and mission Web site. 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. This is a Spanish-language translation of an English-language product (which passed review in 2008), titled: The Heliosphere.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Project
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
This product is available from the Interstellar Boundary Explorer website as an electronic download.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-579
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Michelle Nichols
The Adler Planetarium