heliopause


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he·li·o·pause

 (hē′lē-ə-pôz′)
n.
The outer boundary of the heliosphere.

heliopause

(ˈhiːlɪəʊˌpɔːz)
n
(Astronomy) the boundary between the region of space dominated by the solar wind and the interstellar medium
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Noun1.heliopause - the boundary marking the edge of the sun's influence; the boundary (roughly 100 AU from the sun) between the interplanetary medium and the interstellar medium; where the solar wind from the sun and the radiation from other stars meet
boundary, bounds, bound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
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Scientists hope the far-flung twins will survive until one of them crosses the heliopause, the outer limit of the Sun's magnetic influence, and moves into interstellar space.
gov/mission/interstellar-mission/) According to NASA , the two probes are now looking to find the heliopause boundary (boundary between the Sun's solar wind and interstellar medium), essentially the limits of the Sun's magnetic field and of its solar wind.
Testing has started at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on a concept for a potentially revolutionary propulsion system that could send spacecraft to the edge of our solar system, the heliopause, faster than ever before.
This simulation shows the origin of ribbon particles of different energies or speeds outside the heliopause (labeled HP).
And the reason for this doubt is that when the spacecraft supposedly broke through the heliopause we should have seen some sort of distinctive shift in the magnetic field from one medium to the other," Schwadron says.
If Voyager I can cross heliopause it is not too much to hope that cures for cancer and Parkinson's are within our reach.
Among specific topics are cosmic magnetic fields from torsion modes and massive photon inflation, the numerical treatment of dust diffusion in dusty proto-planetary disks, time-dependent processes in the sheath between the heliospheric termination shock and the heliopause, energetic particle transport with stochastic differential equations: general methods and the extension to anomalous diffusion regimes, building a numerical relativistic non-ideal magnetohydrodynamics code for astrophysical applications, and a new two-moment scheme with algebraic closure for energy-dependent multi-flavor neutrino transport in supernovae.
19), since the sun's gravitational influence continues well past the heliopause, the boundary of the heliosphere.
We describe the Voyager 1 magnetic field and energetic particle observations, the initial uncertainty surrounding a possible crossing of the heliopause, and the eventual clarification by the Plasma Waves Analyzer.
This is known as the Heliopause, so the venerable probe is now bathed in particles that are part of the space between stars - before this point it has been surrounded by particles ejected from the sun.
5 billion miles from the sun and may take three years to leave the heliopause.