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Acronyms and Abbreviations


ACE

Advanced Composition Explorer

ACR

anomalous cosmic ray

AU

astronomical unit—mean distance of Earth from the Sun


CCD

charge-coupled device

CIR

co-rotating interaction region


DOE

Department of Energy


ENA

energetic neutral atom

EUV

extreme ultraviolet


GAS

Ulysses Interstellar Neutral Gas Experiment

GCR

galactic cosmic ray

GMIR

global merged interaction region


HST

Hubble Space Telescope


IBEX

Interstellar Boundary Explorer

IMAGE

Imager for Magnetosphere to Aurora Global Exploration

IMF

interplanetary magnetic field


JIMO

Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter


LENA

Low-Energy Neutral Atom

LIC

local interstellar cloud

LISM

local interstellar medium


MHD

magnetohydrodynamic

MIDEX

Medium-Class Explorer


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NEP

nuclear-electric propulsion



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Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium: A Workshop Report C Acronyms and Abbreviations ACE Advanced Composition Explorer ACR anomalous cosmic ray AU astronomical unit—mean distance of Earth from the Sun CCD charge-coupled device CIR co-rotating interaction region DOE Department of Energy ENA energetic neutral atom EUV extreme ultraviolet GAS Ulysses Interstellar Neutral Gas Experiment GCR galactic cosmic ray GMIR global merged interaction region HST Hubble Space Telescope IBEX Interstellar Boundary Explorer IMAGE Imager for Magnetosphere to Aurora Global Exploration IMF interplanetary magnetic field JIMO Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter LENA Low-Energy Neutral Atom LIC local interstellar cloud LISM local interstellar medium MHD magnetohydrodynamic MIDEX Medium-Class Explorer NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NEP nuclear-electric propulsion

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Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium: A Workshop Report NRC National Research Council OSS Office of Space Science PASO Particle Acceleration Solar Orbiter SEC Sun-Earth Connection SMEX Small Explorer SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SWAN Solar Wind Anisotropies SWICS Solar Wind Ionic Composition Spectrometer SWIMS Solar Wind Ion Mass Spectrometer TWINS Two Wide-Angle Imaging Neutral-Atom Spectrometers