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Cosmic waves in the lab

An Alfvén-wave maser, a feature of atmospheric and astrophysical science, has been created in a laboratory, and opens the way for further Earth-bound investigations of cosmic phenomena.

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Figure 1: Unique facility — the Large Plasma Device at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Boswell, R. Cosmic waves in the lab. Nature 425, 352–353 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/425352a

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