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Researchers Think Electrons Can "Supernova Surf" At Near Lightspeed

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November 14, 2001
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University Of Warwick
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Researchers have long been puzzled about the origins of cosmic rays – high energy particles which move very close to the speed of light. Now a team of scientists from the UK and Sweden think that an idea for a particle accelerator first put forward twenty years ago might explain how high energy cosmic ray electrons are produced close to the remnants of exploded stars (“supernovae”).

Researchers have long been puzzled about the origins of cosmic rays – high energy particles which move very close to the speed of light. Now a team of scientists from the UK and Sweden think that an idea for a particle accelerator first put forward twenty years ago might explain how high energy cosmic ray electrons are produced close to the remnants of exploded stars (“supernovae”).


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University Of Warwick. (2001, November 14). Researchers Think Electrons Can "Supernova Surf" At Near Lightspeed. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011114072057.htm
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