A volume rendering of the ionized gas wind in Makani. Two of the dimensions are spatial, and the third is velocity. The colors trace the velocity axis, shown by the arrow at center. The approximate locations of the two proposed outflow episodes are labeled. (Image: Jim Geach, David Tree, Peter Richardson, University of Hertfordshire)

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