8 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study lays out why Venus doiesn’t have a magnetic field like Earth’s. Basically, it may come down to the impact that formed the Moon.
17 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study has revealed how human activity has been affected the near-space environment, creating a bubble that protects against space radiation.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, News, Solar System
13 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
A recent presentation made at the NASA Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop outlined how the study of magnetic fields could play a pivotal role in the exploration of our Solar System and beyond.
Astronomy, Mars, News
2 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
At the recent Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, Director Jim Green and a panel of scientists proposed deploying a magnetic shield to protect Mars.
27 Feb , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study from the Tokyo Institute of Technology has shown how crystallization in the Earth’s core may be what drives its magnetic field.
Astronomy, Juno Mission, Jupiter, Missions, Solar System
29 Jan , 2017 by Bob King
Two Boston University researchers propose a plan for NASA’s Juno probe to remotely study Io’s volcanic eruptions.
18 Nov , 2016 by Fraser Cain
In this epic, 2-part episode, we team up with Isaac Arthur to imagine how humans will colonize the inner Solar System, becoming a true spacefaring civilization.
Guide to Space, Physics
22 Oct , 2016 by Matt Williams
Magnetic fields are fascinating things. They are intrinsic to Iron magnets, but can also be generated by electrical circuits and even planets!
Astronomy, Guide to Space
25 Sep , 2016 by Matt Williams
The northern lights are an amazing thing to behold, and can be seen regularly from locations spanning from Siberia and Alaska to Northern Canada and Scandinavia.
Astronomy, Atmosphere, Earth, News
12 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
Thanks to the ESA’s Cluster mission, scientists now know that part of the plasma found in our magnetosphere is coming from us!
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