bow shock

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bow shock (plural bow shocks)

  1. (fluid dynamics) a shock wave formed by the bow of an object travelling at supersonic speed
  2. (astronomy) the region of the magnetosphere in which the solar wind slows from supersonic to subsonic
  3. bow wave

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(astronomy): heliopause, heliosheath, heliosphere

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