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In Situ Observations of Interstellar Plasma with Voyager 1

Overview of attention for article published in Science, September 2013
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Title
In Situ Observations of Interstellar Plasma with Voyager 1
Published in
Science, September 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1241681
Pubmed ID
Authors

D. A. Gurnett, W. S Kurth, L. F. Burlaga, N. F. Ness

Abstract

Launched over 35 years ago, Voyagers 1 and 2 are on an epic journey outward from the Sun to reach the boundary between the solar plasma and the much cooler interstellar medium. The boundary, called the heliopause, is expected to be marked by a large increase in plasma density, from about 0.002 per cubic centimeter (cm(-3)) in the outer heliosphere, to about 0.1 cm(-3) in the interstellar medium. On 9 April 2013, the Voyager 1 plasma wave instrument began detecting locally generated electron plasma oscillations at a frequency of about 2.6 kilohertz. This oscillation frequency corresponds to an electron density of about 0.08 cm(-3), very close to the value expected in the interstellar medium. These and other observations provide strong evidence that Voyager 1 has crossed the heliopause into the nearby interstellar plasma.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 4%
United Kingdom 2 3%
Estonia 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
Unknown 72 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 37%
Researcher 18 23%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 6%
Other 3 4%
Other 10 13%
Unknown 7 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 44 56%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 8%
Engineering 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Materials Science 2 3%
Other 10 13%
Unknown 11 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 823. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 February 2022.
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#16,668
of 21,744,520 outputs
Outputs from Science
#887
of 76,865 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#70
of 179,456 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#9
of 865 outputs
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