Posts Tagged ‘charged particles’

Plasmaspheric Wind

Monday, July 8th, 2013
heliosphere, space wind, earth, magnetic field, magnetosphere, plasmasphere, plasma, magnetic activity, cluster spacecraft, charged particles, atmosphere, wind, solar system

Scientists proposed the existence of a space wind surrounding Earth about 20 years ago, but direct detection has eluded scientists until now.

Where is Voyager 1?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Heliosphere, interstellar space, sun, voyager, magnetic field, solar wind, interstellar gas, spacecraft, heliosheath, magnetic highway, charged particles, cosmic rays, heliosheath depletion region

We thought Voyager 1, our farthest spacecraft, had arrived at edge of the heliosphere, but there is something fishy about Voyager 1’s new data.

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