Probing the Edge of the Solar System: Formation of an Unstable Jet-Sheet

  title={Probing the Edge of the Solar System: Formation of an Unstable Jet-Sheet},
  author={Merav Opher and Paulette C. Liewer and Tamas I. I. Gombosi and Ward Manchester and Darren L. Dezeeuw and Igor M. Sokolov and G{\'a}bor Zsolt T{\'o}th},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  pages={L61 - L65}
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