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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Magnetic Fields Drive Astrophysical Jet Shapes

Feb 24, 2021 - Targeted News Service

(TNSJou) -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory issued the following news release:

Outflows of matter are general features stemming from systems powered by compact objects such as black holes, active galactic nuclei, pulsar wind nebulae, accreting objects such as Young Stellar Objects (YSO) and mature stars such as our sun.

But the shape of those outflows, or astrophysical jets, vary depending on the magnetic field around them.

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