Where do high-energy particles that endanger satellites, astronauts and airplanes come from?

Cosmic acceleration of high-energy particles is a mystery that has puzzled scientists for more than a century. Astrophysicists Luca Comisso and Lorenzo Sironi of @ColumbiaUniversity, a @NYSERNet member, document when and how high-energy particles are born in turbulent environments like that of the sun. This new research paves the way for more accurate predictions of when dangerous bursts of these particles will occur. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3MYvQdA

Image Description and Credit: An artist’s concept of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe observing the Sun.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben