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Magnetic Whirl
Luis Gargate (Postdoc), Anatoly Spitkovsky (fac)
Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Astrophysical jets are among the most energetic objects known in the cosmos. This image depicts a numerical simulation of jet formation; it shows a volume rendering of the total magnetic field intensity, the magnetic field lines, and the projections of the magnetic field. The initial dipole field is modified as the plasma starts to rotate, and particles are ejected outwards.