2 Supernova Remnants Accelerate Protons to Near the Speed of Light (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption The husks of exploded stars give rise to some of the fastest particles in the cosmos. New findings by NASA's Fermi show that two supernova remnants accelerate protons to near the speed of light. These protons interact with nearby interstellar gas clouds, which then emit gamma rays. Credit NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.