Jets and Shocks


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, Scott Kenyon, John C. Raymond, Adriaan van Ballegooijen