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Title: INTERPRETATION OF THE DISTURBANCE IN GALACTIC COSMIC RAYS OBSERVED ON VOYAGER 1 BEYOND THE HELIOPAUSE

We present a possible explanation for the transient increase in the galactic cosmic ray flux observed by Voyager 1 (V1) beyond the heliopause, in 2013 March. We suggest that this disturbance may be caused by a propagating disturbance in the interstellar magnetic field, of heliospheric origin. A model in which a magnetic disturbance, propagating outward from the heliosphere into the very-local interstellar plasma, affects the galactic cosmic rays is presented. We also discuss the possibility that this event is related to the plasma-wave event observed some 25 days later by the PWS experiment on V1.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 8572 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22364942
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal Letters; Journal Volume: 794; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COSMIC RADIATION; COSMIC RAY FLUX; COSMIC RAY PROPAGATION; DISTURBANCES; HELIOSPHERE; INTERSTELLAR MAGNETIC FIELDS; ORIGIN; PLASMA WAVES; SUN; TRANSIENTS; VOYAGER SPACE PROBES