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Figure 6. Schematic diagram of a CME that drives a shock wave in the ambient upstream solar wind. The hypothetical disturbance that is sketched contains both a plasmoid (magnetically disconnected from the Sun) and a bottle (magnetically connected to the Sun at two footpoints). The entire disturbance is filled with isolated patches of He-enhanced plasma that cross boundaries between the three different magnetic topologies present in interplanetary space. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

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