A possible observation of a cometary bow shock

C. T. Russell, J. L. Phillips, M. R. Arghavani, J. D. Mihalov, W. C. Knudsen, K. Miller

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Three discontinuities within a large disturbance of the interplanetary field, observed at Venus and previously suggested to be due to the possible passage of a comet, are examined to see if they could possibly represent the first observation of a cometary shock. The changes in number density, temperature and velocity as well as the magnetic structure of the discontinuities are consistent with this hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1022-1025
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1984


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