Cosmic ray intensities (left) compared with predictions (right) from IBEX. The similarity between these observations and predictions — as evidenced by the similar color regions — supports the local galactic magnetic field direction determined from IBEX observations made from particles at vastly lower energies than the cosmic ray observations shown here. The blue area represents regions of lower fluxes of cosmic rays. The gray and white lines separate regions of different energies — lower energies above the lines, high energies below.
Courtesy of Nathan Schwadron, UNH-EOS