Crossing the Termination Shock into the Heliosheath: Magnetic Fields

@article{Burlaga2005CrossingTT,
  title={Crossing the Termination Shock into the Heliosheath: Magnetic Fields},
  author={L. Burlaga and N. Ness and M. Acuna and R. Lepping and J. Connerney and E. Stone and F. Mcdonald},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={309},
  pages={2027 - 2029}
}
Magnetic fields measured by Voyager 1 show that the spacecraft crossed or was crossed by the termination shock on about 16 December 2004 at 94.0 astronomical units. An estimate of the compression ratio of the magnetic field strength B (± standard error of the mean) across the shock is B2/B1 = 3.05 ± 0.04, but ratios in the range from 2 to 4 are admissible. The average B in the heliosheath from day 1 through day 110 of 2005 was 0.136 ± 0.035 nanoteslas, ∼4.2 times that predicted by Parker's… Expand
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