||Topic - Cosmic Jets:
New Building Blocks of the Universe
Cosmic Jets: New Building Blocks of the Universe
presented by Dr. David Meier
JPL Astrophysicist, Division of Telecommunications Science and
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Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PDT and run for approximately an hour.
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Mysterious and dynamic, cosmic jets are some of the most
prevalent and influential events in the Universe. These jets
occurred before and during the formation of our solar system,
possibly driving the explosion of the supernova that formed our
solar system. They also accompany the death of stars, including
the eventual demise of our own Sun. Cosmic jets fill the space
between galaxies with high-energy particles and may be responsible
for generating most of the magnetic energy in the universe. Black
hole formation also can lead to the formation of these jets and
ultimately trigger a gamma-ray burst, the most powerful object in
the Universe. This presentation will focus on cosmic jets and
how this spectacular phenomenon is an integral part of our origins
and in the structure and evolution of the