--// This page is about local interstellar matter, the heliosphere, the interaction of the solar system and the heliosphere with the cloud surrounding the solar system, and the journey of the Sun through space, the local fluff, LISM, and ISM.//--/>--// This page is about local interstellar matter, the heliosphere, the interaction of the solar system and the heliosphere with the cloud surrounding the solar system, and the journey of the Sun through space, the local fluff, LISM, and ISM.//--/> Keywords: interstellar matter; local fluff; local interstellar matter; heliosphere; interaction between heliosphere and surrounding interstellar cloud. URL: http://astro.uchicago.edu/~frisch/
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago
"The Boundary Conditions of the Heliosphere: Photoionization Models Constrained by Interstellar and In Situ Data" Slavin and Frisch, 2008, Astronomy and Astrophysics, in press.
"Is the Sun Embedded in a Typical Interstellar Cloud? Connecting Interstellar Gas in and out of the Heliosphere" Frisch, 2008, Space Sciences Reviews, doi=10.1007/s11214-008-9394-4 (astroph copy)
"The S1 Shell and Interstellar Magnetic Field and Gas near the Heliosphere" (Submitted to ApJ April 11, 2008)
*Read the book online: Chapters 1-12
*Local copy of Solar Journey flyer
*Publisher: Springer-Verlag ....... Book dedicated to John A. Simpson (postscript) ....... Table of Contents (postscript) ....... Editor: P. C. Frisch ....... Contributing Authors: Maciej Bzowski, Kenneth S. Carslaw, Hans J. Fahr, Horst Fichtner, Vladimir Florinski, Priscilla C. Frisch, Jasper Kirkby, Markus Landgraf, Eberhard Moebius, Hans-Reinhard Mueller, Eugene N. Parker, Nikolai V. Pogorelov, Klaus Scherer, Nir J. Shaviv, Jonathan D. Slavin, Olaf Stawicki, Peter Wurz, Ararat Yeghikyan, Gary Zank. (This is the initial Solar Journey paper The Journey of the Sun (astro-ph/9705231) , where the physical properties of recent changes in the galactic environment of the Sun are evaluated. I couldn't get this paper published in a regular scientific journal -- maybe it was too original.)
The Soljourn software, including a program for spatial coalignment of astronomical
data over different coordinate precisions and spatial scales, can be downloaded from:
Here is a software summary;
download software at AISRP Downloads site. The sofware packages include:
** 1. Earthday: Earth-centered visualization tool for real-time satellite data and planetary trajectories.
** 2. Starview: Utility for visualizing very large-scale astronomical data from solar system to local galaxy groups
** 3. SkyAlign: Accurate interactive alignment of images, photographs and 3D gas cloud models against sky coordinates
** 4. [To be released, not in current release] DistEdTool: Tool for the construction and verification of models representing spectrally absorbing and emitting gas cloud between the Earth and nearby stars.
More on AISRP software: AISRP; AISRP Code and Algorithm Library; AISRP downloads.
Ionization of Nearby Interstellar Gas: Slavin and Frisch, ApJ, v. 565, pp. 364-379, 2002. Tables of ionization and densities for each of the 25 models can be downloaded HERE.
"Century of Space Sciences" review paper on The Interstellar Medium of our Galaxy, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Interstellar Dust: The Journal of Geophysical Research has a special section on Interstellar Dust in the Heliosphere .
Space Telescope Science Institute, May 2002 Astrobiology Symposium.
Heliosphere animation, Quicktime movie, available here part of presentation. Images from the heliosphere animation, showing orientation of heliosphere tail towards the constellation of Orion.
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