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Blandford, R. D. (2000) Current Issues. In: Cosmic Explosions. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.522. American Institute of Physics , Melville, N.Y., pp. 23-32. ISBN 1-56396-943-2.

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Cosmic explosions are observed in many astrophysical environments. They range in scale from hydromagnetic instabilities in the terrestrial magnetotail and solar "nanoflares" to cosmological gamma ray bursts, supernovae and the protracted intervals of nuclear activity that produce the giant quasars and radio galaxies. There are many parallels in the analyses of the explosion sites that are highlighted at this workshop, specifically stellar coronae, accretion disks, supernovae and compact objects. In this introductory talk, some general issues are discussed and some more specific questions relating to the individual sites are raised.

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Additional Information:© 2000 American Institute of Physics. issue Date: 23 June 2000. To appear in Cosmic Explosions: Proc. 10th Maryland Conference on Astrophysics. Ed. S. Holt and W. Zhang AIP. I acknowledge support under NASA grant 5-2837 and NSF grant AST 99-00866 and Re'em Sari for comments.
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Subject Keywords:explosions, solar flares, pre-main-sequence stars, novae, supernovae, gamma-ray sources (astronomical), astrophysical jets
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:522
Classification Code:PACS: 95.30.-k; 96.60.Rd; 97.30.Qt; 97.60.Bw
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Official Citation:Current issues R. D. Blandford, AIP Conf. Proc. 522, 23 (2000), DOI:10.1063/1.1291693
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