Scientists Recreate Cosmic Explosions and Planetary Cores with Lasers on Earth

October 30, 2014 2:48 PM

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Scientists Recreate Cosmic Explosions and Planetary Cores with Lasers on Earth

Scientists are learning more about the mysteries of space by recreating some interesting interactions in the lab. By using high-intensity lasers, scientists have mimicked the cosmic explosions that occur in the depths of space.

In this case, the scientists used powerful lasers to recreate what happens at the beginning of solar flares and stellar explosions, creating something like a gigantic plasma tsunami in space. Much of what happens during these instances is related to magnetic reconnection, which can accelerate partic...

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