magnetic fields

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.

2 years 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…

2 years 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.

2 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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.

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years ago

The Magnetic Fields Swirling Within the Whirlpool Galaxy

Messier objects are some of the most imaged objects in the universe.  In part that’s because many of them are…

3 years ago