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Relativistic jets are powerful jets of radiation and particles travelling at close to the speed of light. They are often associated with highly dense matter, including supermassive black holes and neutron stars. These powerful jets could be the sources of cosmic rays, the fastest travelling particles in the Universe, and it is not clear what produces them. The EU-funded JETSET project plans to investigate the origin and propagation of relativistic jets associated with mergers of two super-dense neutron stars and determine if the same mechanisms apply to the largest supermassive black holes.

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