Voyager's passage through the termination shock is illustrated in this animation. The solar wind is shown in yellow, and the heliosheath in brown. The animation shows how Voyager crossed the boundary multiple times. The blue graph at top shows the plasma data readings from which this passage was reconstructed (the gap shows an interval when no data was received).
Video animation / John Belcher and Mark Bessette, MIT
More: MIT instrument finds surprises at solar system's edge - http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2007/voyager-1210.html
Original posting on MIT TechTV - http://techtv.mit.edu/file/450/
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