magnetism

Magnetic Fields Help Shape the Formation of New Planets

In all of scientific modeling, the models attempting to replicate planetary and solar system formation are some of the most…

7 months ago

Solar Storms Might Confuse Whale Navigation, and Make Them More Likely to Strand Themselves

The Gray Whale is the 10th largest creature alive today, and the 9 creatures larger than it are all whales,…

2 years ago

What Are The Uses Of Electromagnets?

Electromagnets, which rely on electrical current to generate magnetic fields, are used to powering everything from medical equipment to consumer…

6 years ago

Watch an Enormous “Plasma Snake” Erupt from the Sun

Over the course of April 28–29 a gigantic filament, briefly suspended above the surface* of the Sun, broke off and…

6 years ago

What Is The Big Rip?

Dr. Thad Szabo is a professor of physics and astronomy at Cerritos College. He's also a regular contributor to many…

8 years ago

Why the North Pole Is Really a South Pole (and Vice Versa)

If you go out hiking this weekend and somehow find yourself hopelessly lost in the wilderness, but suddenly remember you…

8 years ago

The Milky Way’s Magnetic Personality

[/caption] Recently we took a look at a very unusual type of map - the Faraday Sky. Now an international…

10 years ago

“Cool” Gas May Be At The Root Of Sunspots

[/caption] Although well over 40 years old, the Dunn Solar Telescope at Sunspot, New Mexico isn't going to be looking…

10 years ago

New Insights into the Moon’s Mysterious Magnetic Field

Ever since the Apollo era, scientist have known that the Moon had some kind of magnetic field in the past,…

10 years ago

Quantum Levitation And The Superconductor

Superconductivity and magnetic fields are like oil and water... they don't mix. When it can, the superconductor will push out…

10 years ago