From Thunderstorms to Black Holes: 4 Natural Particle Accelerators

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We’ve been making particle accelerators for more than a century and have accelerated particles to more than 99.9999% the speed of light. But our accelerators are nothing compared to some of the ones we’ve found in nature!

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Interviews with:
Joseph Dwyer, University of New Hampshire
Hayley Allison, GFZ Helmholtz Center Potsdam
Richard Horne, British Antarctic Survey
Frederico Fiuza, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
James Matthews, University of Cambridge
Ke Fang, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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