The Milky Way Project Talk

What is a bow shock

  • swordofstars by swordofstars

    What is a bow shock? I have no idea what one is and want some help


  • jules by jules moderator

    It's where the stellar wind meets interstellar gas and dust and pushes in into a bow shape. So you need to look for the bow shape in the dust and you might also see the star which cause it. The star often lights up the bow shock. There are a couple of examples in the Guide.