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Published June 2002 | Published
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Location of the Termination Shock at Solar Maximum


During the recent solar maximum, Voyager 1 was beyond 80 AU. Extrapolation of the small gradients of anomalous cosmic rays at solar minimum and the larger gradients at solar maximum indicate that the solar wind termination shock is at ≲ 92 AU at the beginning of 2002.

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© 2003 American Institute of Physics. Published online 02 September 2003. We thank W. R. Webber for providing Pioneer 10 data. The V2 solar wind data was obtained from J. Richardson and the MIT Space Plasma Group at their website http://web.mit.edu/space/www/voyager.html

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