Whitepaper #291 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: basic research. Additional topics: inner heliosphere.
This white paper motivates the need to investigate the spatial and temporal shape of the heliosphere in a more extensive manner. The paper addresses the existing status of fundamental heliospheric research and provides possible future recommendations to advance our understanding of our home, the Sun’s atmosphere, and the effect of the Sun’s activity on the local space environment.