The Heliosphere

Energy from the Sun drives almost everything we see and do on Earth. Our Sun is a star with certain characteristics and behaviour. The influence of the Sun stretches to the 'heliopause', at which point its 'solar wind' is balanced off by incoming radiation pressure from the cosmos. The volume of space contained within this dynamically changing 'heliopause shell' is called the 'heliosphere'.

 

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Heliosphere

Heliophysics

Heliophysics overview

Solar system's edge redefined

The Sun and the Heliosphere in 3D

Solar System's shield may be leaking

NASA's Heliophysice Science Division

Sun sends more 'tsunami waves' to Voyager

NASA denies report that Voyager left solar system

Satellite sheds new light on Solar System boundary

Transitional regions at the Heliosphere's outer limits

The wierd space that lies outside of our Heliosphere

Mapping the nearby space beyond the Solar System

Voyager 1 has left the Solar System, says new study

Where the Solar System meets the solar neighbourhood

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

New data show Heliosphere is nearly round and symmetrical

Voyager spacecraft might not have reached interstellar space

What inflates the Solar Bubble? Voyagers count what's missing

Helioviewer: NASA/ESA movie making tool hits the million mark

Hubble provides interstellar road map for Voyagers' galactic trek

The loyal engineers steering NASA's Voyager probes across the Universe 

IBEX and Voyager spacecraft drive advances in outer Heliosphere research

NASA Voyager statement about competing models to explain recent spacecraft data 

A small and round heliosphere suggested by magnetohydrodynamic modelling of pick-up ions