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Title: Beyond Pluto: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Abstract

In July, we finally visited the last major body of our solar system, Pluto. But what lies beyond? The stellar wind from our Sun forms an enormous bubble in interstellar space. This “sphere of our Sun,” or heliosphere, extends far beyond Pluto and forms a protective cocoon that shields us from cosmic radiation. In this talk, we will travel to the edge of the solar system, peer into the structure and dynamics of the outer heliosphere as it interacts with the interstellar medium and anticipate the future of the solar system as it moves through our galactic neighborhood.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1259702
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; SPACE INSTRUMENTS; NASA; SOLAR SYSTEM; INTERSTELLAR SPACE

Citation Formats

Funsten, Herb. Beyond Pluto: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Funsten, Herb. Beyond Pluto: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System. United States.
Funsten, Herb. Wed . "Beyond Pluto: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1259702.
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