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Why is Earth's bow shock wider on one side of the ecliptic than the other?

These diagrams (both confusingly called "Figure 1") of the James Webb Space Telescope's orbit around the L2 Lagrange point show the Earth's bow shock. It makes sense that the bow shock is ...
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Solar Winds and Bow Shock Cause

Not a scientist so please type your answers slowly. : ) Is the magnetosphere the only thing that can cause bow shock? Edit: For context: My research: Wikipedia (I know, I know, just for background) ...
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Different sizes of bow shocks

In this image of LL Ori bow shock, there is a smaller bow shock at the upper right. Is that second bow shock substantially smaller than the LL Ori bow shock, or is it just much further away? If ...
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How much infrared radiation is emitted by a bow shock?

Has the amount of energy being emitted from R Hydrae's bow shock been studied? If so, is there any information how much infrared radiation is emitted in any means of measurement? If the infrared ...
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Are any bow shocks seen in the visible spectrum?

Are any of the images of bow shocks created from visible light, or are they all from infrared light? While I'm including two of the better known images, my question is about any known bow shock. LL ...
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