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Title: Cosmic Accelerators: Engines of the Extreme Universe

The universe is home to numerous exotic and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate almost inconceivable amounts of energy. While the night sky appears calm, it is populated by colossal explosmore »ions, jets from supermassive black holes, rapidly rotating neutron stars, and shock waves of gas moving at supersonic speeds. These accelerators in the sky boost particles to energies far beyond those we can produce on earth. New types of telescopes, including the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope orbiting in space, are now discovering a host of new and more powerful accelerators. Please come and see how these observations are revising our picture of the most energetic phenomena in the universe.« less
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Title: Cosmic Accelerators: Engines of the Extreme Universe
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Publication Date: 2009-06-23
OSTI Identifier: 1014090
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105392
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on June 23, 2009
Research Org: SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; ACCELERATORS ; BLACK HOLES ; ENGINES ; EXPLOSIONS ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; NEUTRON STARS ; NIGHT SKY ; SHOCK WAVES ; SKY ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; TELESCOPES ; UNIVERSE ; SLAC ; COSMIC ACCELERATOR ; COSMIC RAYS ; RADIATION ; ASTROPHYSICAL SHOCK WAVES ; PHOTONS ; GAMMA RAYS ; PULSARS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:22:29
System Entry Date: 2018-06-14