Cool heliosheath plasma and deceleration of the upstream solar wind at the termination shock

@article{Richardson2008CoolHP,
  title={Cool heliosheath plasma and deceleration of the upstream solar wind at the termination shock},
  author={J. D. Richardson and Justin C. Kasper and Chi Wang and John Winston Belcher and Alan Lazarus},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={454},
  pages={63-66}
}
The solar wind blows outward from the Sun and forms a bubble of solar material in the interstellar medium. The termination shock occurs where the solar wind changes from being supersonic (with respect to the surrounding interstellar medium) to being subsonic. The shock was crossed by Voyager 1 at a heliocentric radius of 94 au (1 au is the Earth–Sun distance) in December 2004 (refs 1–3). The Voyager 2 plasma experiment observed a decrease in solar wind speed commencing on about 9 June 2007… CONTINUE READING
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