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turbulent solar wind

The magnetic field of the turbulent solar wind interacting with a comet, colored by magnitude. Such an interaction, between a turbulent plasma flow (such as the solar wind) and an obstacle (such as a magnetosphere) is numerically simulated with a hybrid particle-in-cell (PIC) method, providing a global picture of this complex interaction. The line integral contour (LIC) visualization technique highlights the structure and flow of the underlying vector field.

Methods: MENURA code