Solar Plasma Experiment

@article{Neugebauer1962SolarPE,
  title={Solar Plasma Experiment},
  author={Marcia Neugebauer and Conway W. Snyder},
  journal={Science},
  year={1962},
  volume={138},
  pages={1095 - 1097}
}
A preliminary summary of the data received from the Mariner II solar plasma experiment for the period 29 August through 31 October 1962 is presented. During this period there was always a measurable flow of plasma from the direction of the sun. The velocity of this ion motion was generally in the range 400 to 700 km/sec. Time variations, plasma density, and ion temperatures are also discussed. 

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