Scientists create first laboratory generation of astrophysical shock waves

The first laboratory generation of an astrophysical shock wave has been reported by scientists. To produce the wave, scientists used a laser to create a high-energy plasma -- a form of matter composed of atoms and charged atomic particles -- that expanded into a pre-existing magnetized plasma. The interaction created, within a few billionths of a second, a magnetized shock wave that expanded at a rate of more than 1 million miles per hour, congruent with shocks beyond the solar system.

Scientists create first laboratory generation of astrophysical shock waves

Throughout the universe, supersonic shock waves propel cosmic rays and supernova particles to velocities near the speed of light. The most high-energy of these astrophysical shocks occur too ...

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First Laboratory Generation of Astrophysical Shock Waves Created

NewsThroughout the universe, supersonic shock waves propel cosmic rays and supernova particles to velocities near the speed of light. The most high-energy of these astrophysical shocks occur ...

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Scientists Create First Laboratory Generation of High-Energy Shock Waves That Accelerate Astrophysical Particles

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