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heliosheath

(region just beyond the heliosphere)

The heliosheath is the region just beyond the heliosphere where the solar wind has slowed to subsonic speed and is interacting with the interstellar medium. It is about 80 to 100 AU at its closest. The Voyager spacecraft have reached it and passed it, reaching and passing the heliopause, which could be considered the outer edge of the heliosheath.


(solar system,heliosphere,solar wind)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliosheath
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~080AU~0lyheliosheath

Referenced by:
anomalous cosmic rays (ACR)
heliosphere

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