magnetic fields

Astronomers Have Mapped the Milky Way's Magnetic Fields in 3D

Researchers have developed the first 3D maps of magnetic field structures within a spiral arm of the Milky Way. While…

4 months ago

The Second Most Energetic Cosmic Ray Ever Found

"Oh My God," someone must have said in 1991 when researchers detected the most energetic cosmic ray ever to strike…

6 months ago

Webb’s Infrared Eye Reveals the Heart of the Milky Way

The JWST is taking a break from studying the distant Universe and has trained its infrared eye on the heart…

6 months ago

The Tarantula Nebula Shouldn’t Be Forming Stars. What’s Going On?

The Tarantula Nebula is a star formation region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Tarantula is about 160,000 light-years away…

11 months ago

These New Computer Simulations of the Sun are Hypnotic

It's almost impossible to over-emphasize the primal, raging, natural power of a star. Our Sun may appear benign in simple…

12 months ago

New Images Reveal the Magnetic Fields in the Horsehead Nebula

A high-school student and an international team of astronomers created the first-ever map of the Horsehead Nebula's magnetic field.

1 year ago

Meteorites Store a Magnetic Memory of the Early Solar System

Magnets are a handy tool for finding meteorites, but they can also erase vital clues about the early solar system.

1 year ago

The Crab Nebula Looks Completely Different in X-Rays, Revealing its Magnetic Fields

An international team of astronomers has created the most accurate map to date of the Crab Nebula's magnetic field, revealing…

1 year ago

Even the Largest Structures in the Universe Have a Magnetic Field

The cosmic web is filled with magnetic fields, and we are starting to observe them at last.

1 year ago

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 years ago