Mariner V: Plasma and Magnetic Fields Observed near Venus.

  title={Mariner V: Plasma and Magnetic Fields Observed near Venus.},
  author={Hilary S Bridge and Alan Lazarus and Conway W. Snyder and Edward J. Smith and L G Davis and Patrick J. Coleman and David E. H. Jones},
  volume={158 3809},
Abrupt changes in the amplitude of the magnetic fluctuations, in the field strength, and in the plasma properties, were observed with Mariner V near Venus. They provide clear evidence for the presence of a bow shock around the planet, similar to, but much smaller than, that observed at Earth. The observations appear consistent with an interaction of the solar wind with the ionosphere of Venus. No planetary field could be detected, but a steady radial field and very low plasma density were found… CONTINUE READING

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