Comet-solar wind Interaction
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Comet-solar wind Interaction

October 15, 2009
This is slide 2 of 12 from the second Giotto slide set. The following caption is the one originally provided with the slide set.

Schematic view of the comet-solar wind interaction. The blue bowshock shape has been cut-away to reveal the symmetry plane with the magnetosheat and pile-up region. The shape of the magnetic cavity is shown in red as a closed volume in which ionisation is essentionally balanced by recombination (not to scale).

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