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Cosmic ray studies with an interstellar probe

Mewaldt, R. A. and Stone, E. C. (1990) Cosmic ray studies with an interstellar probe. In: Particle astrophysics. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.203. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 264-267.

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Among the NASA mission concepts that have been suggested for the 21st century is an Interstellar Probe that might be accelerated to a velocity of ∼10 to 20 AU/yr, allowing it to leave the heliosphere, ultimately reaching a radial distance of ∼500 to 1000 AU in ∼50 years. We discuss briefly previous studies of such a mission, and its potential significance for cosmic ray studies, both within the heliosphere, and beyond, in interstellar space.

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Additional Information:© 1990 American Institute of Physics. This work was supported in part by NASA under grant NGR 05-002-160. We thank M. D. Looper for producing Figure 2 and R. Ramaty for suggestions.
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