magnetic fields

A Fast-Moving Star is Colliding With Interstellar gas, Creating a Spectacular bow Shock

A star speeding through gas and dust has much to teach us about interstellar dynamics.

2 weeks ago

A Supermassive Black Hole Just Flipped its Entire Magnetic Field

Astronomers may have seen the magnetic field of a black hole undergo a magnetic reversal.

3 months ago

A Pulsar is Blasting out Jets of Matter and Antimatter

Why is there so much antimatter in the Universe? Ordinary matter is far more plentiful than antimatter, but scientists keep…

5 months ago

A Worldwide Search for Dark Matter Fails to Turn up a Signal for This Mysterious Particle

A global search for dark matter turns up nothing, but than in itself is useful.

7 months ago

M87’s Supermassive Black Hole is Spewing out a Spiraling jet of Material

Patterns in nature often occur in more than one place.  Spirals, symmetry, and chaos all impact natural phenomena, from the…

8 months ago

A Magnetic Tunnel Surrounds the Earth

What if our eyes could see radio waves? If we could, we might be able to look up into the…

10 months ago

Aging White Dwarfs Become Even More Magnetic

A survey of white dwarfs shows they get more magnetic as they age, and we don't know why.

11 months ago

Exploding Material From a Gamma-ray Burst Scrambled Nearby Magnetic Fields

A team of astronomers has found that giant, organized magnetic fields can help drive some of the most powerful explosions…

1 year ago

There Could be Magnetic Monopoles Trapped in the Earth's Magnetosphere

If magnetic monopoles exist, they might be found in Earth's magnetic field. A new paper gives the first results of…

1 year ago

Space Missions are Building Up a Detailed Map of the Sun’s Magnetic Field

Solar physicists have been having a field day of late.  A variety of missions have been staring at the sun…

1 year ago