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Tonight: SLAC talk in Menlo Park on Jupiter research

 

Scientists speculate that the center of the planet Jupiter contains hydrogen that, under extreme high pressure, exists as either a liquid or a metal.

At the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, staff scientist Siegfried Glenzer has devised experiments to view simulated conditions on Jupiter using X-ray lasers to photograph samples of hydrogen subjected to "enormous pressures," according to SLAC.

A lecture describing these experiments is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in SLAC's Kavli Auditorium at 2575 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park. Potential applications of the research are in astrophysics, controlled fusion and cancer therapy, SLAC says.

Click here to register. The lecture is free, but seating is limited.

Click here for a live-stream of the lecture.

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