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Tangled Magnetic Fields in Black Holes Create the Most Powerful Particle Accelerators in the Universe

Posted by Guy Pirro 12/14/2018 06:53PM

Tangled Magnetic Fields in Black Holes Create the Most Powerful Particle Accelerators in the Universe

Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl, as found in black holes, might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That’s the result of a new computational study by researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, which simulated particle emissions from distant active galaxies. SLAC scientists have found a new way to explain how these black hole plasma jets boost particles to the highest energies observed in the universe. The results could prove useful for fusion and accelerator research on Earth.


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