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SBC: Innovative Systems Topic: N/A
MECHANISMS EXIST IN NATURE CAPABLE OF ACCELERATING JETS OF MATTER TO VELOCITIES CLOSE TO THAT OF LIGHT, WITH GREAT ENERGY EFFICIENCY. THESE MECHANISMS ARE NOT PRESENTLY UNDERSTOOD, BUT ARE OBSERVED TO OCCUR BOTH IN THE CENTRAL REGIONS OF GALAXIES AND IN A FEW STARS IN OUR OWN GALAXY. THE EXISTANCE OF ASTROPHYSICAL JETS ON THESE TWO VERY DIFFERENT SCALES SUGGESTS THAT SOME COMMON MECHNISM MAY EXIST ...SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of DefenseAir Force