[FPSPACE] Global Asymmetry of the Heliosphere
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Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 19:26:04 GMT (330kb)
Title: Global Asymmetry of the Heliosphere
Authors: Merav Opher, Edward C. Stone, Paulett C. Liewer, Tamas Gombosi
Comments: 6 pages, 5 figures, AIP Proceedings of the 5th IGPP "The Physics
the Inner Heliosheath: Voyager Observations, Theory and Future Prospects"
Opher et al. 2006 showed that an interstellar magnetic field parallel to the
plane defined by the deflection of interstellar hydrogen atoms can produce a
north/south asymmetry in the distortion of the solar wind termination shock.
This distortion is consistent with Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 observations of
direction of field-aligned streaming of the termination shock particles
upstream the shock. The model also indicates that such a distortion will
in a significant north/south asymmetry in the distance to the shock and the
thickness of heliosheath. The two Voyager spacecraft should reveal the
and degree of the asymmetry in the termination shock and heliosheath.
\\ ( http://arXiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0606324 , 330kb)
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