The plasma tails of comets and the interplanetary plasma

@article{Biermann1963ThePT,
  title={The plasma tails of comets and the interplanetary plasma},
  author={Ludwig Biermann},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={1963},
  volume={1},
  pages={553}
}
  • L. Biermann
  • Published 1 March 1963
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews

Three case reports on the cometary plasma tail in the historical documents

Cometary tails visually manifest the solar wind and became an initial hint for its discovery. While the solar wind is being directly monitored with satellites, its time series before the space age

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PLASMA DYNAMICS IN COMETS. I. PLASMA INSTABILITY

Biermann suggested that ionized gas clouds in comet tails are accelerated by collision with a stream of solar particles. The field-free case is discussed to establish conditions for which cometary