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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago
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==> Selected recent papers:

1. "Charting the Interstellar Magnetic Field causing the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Ribbon of Energetic Neutral Atoms" preprint; in press at the Astrophysical Journal; also available at astroph.
2. "Evidence for an Interstellar Dust Filament in the Outer Heliosheath" ApJ reprint and ApJ online.
3. "Correcting the Record on the Analysis of IBEX and STEREO Data Regarding Variations in the Neutral Interstellar Wind" reprint from ApJ and ApJ online
4. "Decades-Long Changes of the Interstellar Wind Through Our Solar System" Science article and online supplementary material for downloading. Also, see the press coverage of Science article at NASA; Science Magazine news and press; University of Chicago; New Scientist; Science Daily;; Los Angeles Times; Yahoo; Southwest Research Institute; Red Orbit; Sci-News; Astronews; Ars Technica; Nature World News; San Antonio Business Journal; Huffington Post; Space Newsfeed; HNGN; Noodls; Astronomy Now; Nanowerk; Interview on WBEZ, Chicago public radio. News of Astronomy Magazine.

==> Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX)

For more about the amazing new IBEX results on the interaction between the interstellar medium and the heliosphere, see the latest papers and data release.

==> Music of the Spheres

==> Scientific Publications and Reprints

==> Book: Solar Journey: The Significance of our Galactic Environment for the Heliosphere and Earth

==> Visualization of Scientific Data

==> Useful Links

* Miscellaneous

* Atomic Line list

* Last Day of Summer, 2004 (courtesy of NOAA)

==> Space Weather

==> Science Press

==> Odds and Ends

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Osprey and nest
Fog on mountain tops
at Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory

Lyric Opera Dr. Atomic Cast Party
Tribute to Tran at ITEP, Moscow, June 2001

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Wind River Range
music for the soul
by Christopher Yohmei Blasdel
'The Hand'
at Pinnacles National Monument
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