In Rochester, New York, Experiments Mimic Cosmic Explosions and Planetary Cores

Researchers in Rochester, NY are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth. Using high-intensity lasers at the University of Rochester’s OMEGA EP Facility focused on targets smaller than a pencil’s eraser, they conducted experiments to create colliding jets of plasma knotted by plasma filaments and self-generated magnetic fields, reaching pressures a billion times higher than seen on earth.

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2 Comments on “In Rochester, New York, Experiments Mimic Cosmic Explosions and Planetary Cores”

  1. Lumetrics Says:

    Reblogged this on The Lumenarium: Through Thick And Thin and commented:
    Amazing work going on at U of R.


  2. […] Amazing work going on at U of R.  The official New York Photonics blog authored by, Thomas Battley elaborates that: “Researchers in Rochester, NY are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth.”  Read the full article here. […]


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