A Porous, Layered Heliopause

@article{Swisdak2013APL,
  title={A Porous, Layered Heliopause},
  author={Marc Swisdak and James F. Drake and Merav Opher},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2013}
}
The picture of the heliopause (HP) -- the boundary between the domains of the sun and the local interstellar medium (LISM) -- as a pristine interface with a large rotation in the magnetic field fails to describe recent Voyager 1 (V1) spacecraft data. Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations of the global heliosphere reveal that the rotation angle of the magnetic field across the HP at V1 is small. Particle-in-cell simulations, based on cuts through the MHD model at the location of V1, suggest that… Expand
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