An asymmetric solar wind termination shock

@article{Stone2008AnAS,
  title={An asymmetric solar wind termination shock},
  author={E. Stone and A. Cummings and F. Mcdonald and B. Heikkila and N. Lal and W. Webber},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={454},
  pages={71-74}
}
  • E. Stone, A. Cummings, +3 authors W. Webber
  • Published 2008
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Voyager 2 crossed the solar wind termination shock at 83.7 au in the southern hemisphere, ∼10 au closer to the Sun than found by Voyager 1 in the north. This asymmetry could indicate an asymmetric pressure from an interstellar magnetic field, from transient-induced shock motion, or from the solar wind dynamic pressure. Here we report that the intensity of 4–5 MeV protons accelerated by the shock near Voyager 2 was three times that observed concurrently by Voyager 1, indicating differences in… CONTINUE READING
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