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MESSENGER and Venus Express Observations of the Solar Wind Interaction with Venus
External Online Source: doi:10.1029/2009GL037876
Author and Affiliation:
Slavin, James A.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Acuna, Mario H.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Anderson, Brian J.(Johns Hopkins Univ., Applied Physics Lab., Laurel, MD, United States)
Barabash, Stas(Swedish Inst. of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden)
Benna, Mehdi(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Boardsen, Scott A.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Fraenz, Markus(Max-Planck-Inst. for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany)
Gloeckler, George(Michigan Univ., Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Gold, Robert E.(Johns Hopkins Univ., Applied Physics Lab., Laurel, MD, United States)
Ho,George C.(Johns Hopkins Univ., Applied Physics Lab., Laurel, MD, United States) Show more authors
Abstract: At 23:08 UTC on 5 June 2007 the MESSENGER spacecraft reached its closest approach altitude of 338 kin during its final flyby of Venus en route to its 2011 orbit insertion at Mercury. The availability of the simultaneous Venus Express solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field measurements provides a rare opportunity to examine the influence of upstream conditions on this planet's solar wind interaction. We present MESSENGER observations of new features of the Venus - solar wind interaction including hot flow anomalies upstream of the bow shock, a flux rope in the near-tail and a two-point determination of the timescale for magnetic flux transport through this induced magnetosphere. Citation: Stavin, J. A., et al. (2009), MESSENGER and Venus Express observations of the solar wind interaction with Venus,
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2009
Document ID:
20100031249
(Acquired Sep 08, 2010)
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Geophysical Research Letters; (ISSN 0094-8276); Volume 36
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NASW-00002; NAS5-97271
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 6p; In English; Original contains black and white illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: INTERPLANETARY MAGNETIC FIELDS; SOLAR WIND; VENUS (PLANET); MESSENGER (SPACECRAFT); VELOCITY DISTRIBUTION; PLASMA INTERACTIONS; FLYBY MISSIONS; WIND VELOCITY; MAGNETIC FLUX; UPSTREAM; SHOCK WAVES; ORBIT INSERTION
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