Jets and shocks are important topics in modern astrophysics.
Newly-formed stars eject highly collimated jets of gas into
molecular clouds. When a massive star explodes, its rapidly
expanding atmosphere produces a shock wave in the surrounding
material. SSP scientists use observations and theory to study
the formation and evolution of jets and shocks.
Nancy S. Brickhouse,
Andrea K. Dupree,
John C. Raymond,
Adriaan van Ballegooijen