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An unexpected shock

Nature Physics volume 9, pages 131132 (2013) | Download Citation

Observations made by the Cassini spacecraft at the bow shock of Saturn suggest that electrons are likely to be accelerated to near-relativistic energies by strong astrophysical shocks.

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  1. Ian G. Richardson is in the Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-2421, USA, and the Astroparticle Physics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, USA

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