> > "The heliosphere is shaped like a teardrop, with the long,
> thin end of the drop pointing away from the direction in
> which we're traveling. The Russians have looked at the
> leading edge of this heliosphere, and they have observed
> glowing, excited plasma energy there."
Do you have any article links on this in English?
> So how could such a huge heliosphere (magnetosphere)
> extending outwards many hundreds of AU's into space be so
> prominent, as to cause "glowing" at the extremities or
What about friction? With what I do not know.... Or, maybe the current 'interaction' of the heliosphere is allowing instumentation to measure factors with greater accuracy? Maybe it just seems to be growing...