Two galaxy clusters slowly crashing into each other are linked with a long thread of plasma. New research revealed that these invisible threads could have a magnetic field that emit radio waves.
Space June 8, 2019
New readings made by the Juno spacecraft revealed small but distinct changes in the magnetic field of Jupiter. NASA scientists explained that the shifts are caused by the planet's atmospheric winds in the deep atmosphere.
Space May 21, 2019
For the first time, researchers have offered proof of the immiscibility of molten metal alloys at extreme temperatures. The experiment offers an insight into the inner processes that take place within Earth and the evolution of the magnetic field.
Space May 7, 2019
The magnetic north pole is always shifting, but recent years has seen it move at unprecedented speed. Scientists explain why these sudden jerks are occurring in a groundbreaking new paper.
Earth/Environment April 23, 2019
When zapped with lasers, ultra-thin magnets actually behave like fluids. To determine how exactly this happens, a team of scientists in Colorado performed experiments and mathematical calculations.
Material Science April 19, 2019
The sun's magnetic field is more powerful than scientists initially thought. By observing a particularly strong solar flare that occurred in 2017, a team of researchers achieved the most accurate measurement of the sun's magnetic field yet.
Space April 1, 2019
Many animals are known to be magnetoreceptive, but now a new study reveals humans are, too. While humans may not consciously detect changes in the magnetic field, the brain triggers a strong response in a number of individuals.
Earth/Environment March 19, 2019
A report from NASA explained how the moon can get what seems like sunburn scars. The harsh particles and radiation emitted by the sun showed that it can cause moon coloration, thus affecting the lunar surface's appearance.
Space March 9, 2019
The updated version of the World Magnetic Model, which plays a key role in modern navigation, was supposed to be released on Jan. 15. This was postponed because of the ongoing government shutdown.
Earth/Environment January 12, 2019
Scientists from Japan used data from the ALMA radio observatory in Chile to probe the environment surrounding two supermassive black holes, particularly their coronae. They measured the magnetic fields to confirm if, like the Sun, they power the coronae.
Space December 20, 2018
The remains of a supernova just 168,000 light-years from Earth just created a magnetic field shaped like a wheel. This is the first magnetic field from an exploding star recorded in human history.
Space July 2, 2018
Scientists have proven that Bogong moths use the Earth's magnetic field as a compass in navigating long-distance migrations. This ability allows the insects to find specific caves in the Australian Alps even if they have no memory of the place.
Animals June 22, 2018
Subtle magnetic fields were discovered in the Pillars of Creation, a structure of cosmic dust and gas that form part of the Eagle Nebula. What does the discovery tell about star formation?
Space June 10, 2018
Scientists found Saturn’s poles displays noontime auroras. The ringed planet’s fast spin rate could cause differences in the way Saturn’s magnetic fields interact with electrically charged particles, creating spectacular light shows during the day.
Space June 6, 2018
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission spacecraft has uncovered a new form of magnetic reconnection in a more turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere. Researchers say the discovery could lead to an understanding of the properties of the universe.
Space May 10, 2018
Some people are concerned that the Earth's magnetic poles will flip soon. A newly published study reveals that the current magnetic field is fine and that the pole reversal won't happen for some time.
Earth/Environment April 30, 2018
Biologists found that loggerhead sea turtles may get lost while finding their natal beaches even with their capabilities for magnetic navigation. These turtles would nevertheless find other turtles with similar genetic composition.
Animals April 14, 2018
Scientists may have identified the protein that allows birds to see magnetic fields. The molecule, known as Cry4, is believed to be reason why birds are capable of navigating through long distances without getting lost.
Animals April 4, 2018
Researchers just published a paper hypothesizing the conditions that enable the so-called STEVE aurora to appear in the night sky. The researchers also noted how important citizen scientists were in their study.
Earth/Environment March 15, 2018
A team of researchers may have found out the details related to the birthplace of magnetic field reversals. The new findings pushed back the timeline of records for the magnetic field.
Earth/Environment March 1, 2018
Astronomers might have found the origin of one of the most mysterious phenomena in the cosmos: fast radio bursts. The team said the bursts could be produced by a neutron star near a black hole or in a nebula.
Space January 12, 2018
What is a sunspot and where does it come from? Learn from this report how sunspots form and the role of magnetic fields of the sun in this fascinating process long studied by scientists.
Space July 14, 2017
Mars has lost its atmosphere because of solar wind, making it uninhabitable. Earth experiences similar atmospheric losses, although to a much smaller extent.
Space April 1, 2017
The weakened magnetic power and the alarming fall of geomagnetism at an area in the Southern Hemisphere known as the South Atlantic Anomaly point to an eventual geomagnetic pole reversal. How will such an occurrence affect the Earth and its inhabitants?
Earth/Environment March 14, 2017
Ancient jars that served as tax payment centuries ago have provided scientists clues to the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field. Apparently, fluctuations in the magnetic field is a norm for the planet, not a sign of the apocalypse, researchers said.
Space February 15, 2017
In a rare boost to the study of Earth's magnetic forces, researchers at Yale University have developed a viscous material made of indium and gallium alloy that generates high magnetic fields when it flows.
Material Science February 3, 2017
Scientists have speculated a reversal in the Earth's poles, as a weakening in the planet's magnetic field was observed. Magnetic pole reversal will have far-reaching effects on life and infrastructure on the ground and in space.
Earth/Environment January 31, 2017
Recent images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed interesting facts on pulsar emission patterns. There were differences in the pulse beam patterns of the pulsars studied, adding credence to the theory that observed shapes and pulses have a lot do with their geometry and pulsar model.
Space January 19, 2017
A new study has revealed the existence of a jet stream flowing through the Earth’s molten core in a westward direction. This followed images taken by Swarm satellites deployed by the European Space Agency.
Earth/Environment December 21, 2016
What caused the formation of a third Van Allen Belt in 2013 has puzzled scientists. Researchers from University of Alberta now point at intense ultra-low frequency plasma waves.
Space June 21, 2016
Scientists have solved the mystery behind the earth's magnetic field and the phenomenon that sustains it. The research may also provide answers to a puzzle called 'geodynamo paradox.'
Space June 2, 2016
NASA probes were able to detect magnetic explosions that influence space weather. The new discovery may pave the way for better understanding of space weather and prevention of unwanted events.
Space May 13, 2016
Investigating a planet's magnetosphere may hold the clue in determining whether it is habitable or not, a scientist in London suggests. The magnetosphere protects planets like ours from solar disturbances.
Space April 15, 2016
Scientists found a younger version of the Sun. Its activity shows that the solar system's Sun was once as violent and strong, but the Earth's magnetic field protected the planet from damage.
Space March 17, 2016
The flyby of Comet Siding Spring on planet Mars impacted the magnetic field of the Red Planet. The disruptions continued for several hours after the comet's departure.
Space March 11, 2016
NASA has built a moving computer model of the sun's magnetic fields, aiming to help educate people on how magnetic fields work and show how those fields could result in a disaster.
Space February 7, 2016
A team of astronomers at the Paris Observatory discovered ultra-weak magnetic fields in Am stars Beta Ursae Majoris and Theta Leonis. Although limited, research on the weak magnetism of these metallic-line stars continues to excite scientists.
Space January 15, 2016
A team of astronomers have indicated that the gyrochronology method used for identifying the age of stars needs to be recalibrated especially for stars older than the sun. If their findings are true, the Earth's sun may be close to a critical transition to a weakened magnetic field.
Space January 7, 2016
Researchers were able to develop a technique that can help control soft robots. By aligning magnetic nanoparticle chains to control elastic polymers, soft robots may soon be manipulated remotely.
December 22, 2015
Astronomers were able to detect a magnetic field just outside a black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The discovery is the first time that resolution of magnetic fields has been made.
Space December 6, 2015
The current weakening of the Earth's magnetic field is causing the popular northern lights to shift southward, a new study says. The atmospheric event will likely become more visible in areas south of the Arctic region such as Canada and the United States in the coming decades.
Animals November 28, 2015
The planet’s magnetic field won’t flip anytime soon. Researchers found that the intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field five million years ago was just 60 percent of its strength today.
Animals November 26, 2015
The red dwarf star TVLM 513-46546 is small but it has powerful magnetic field that can rival the most intense magnetic regions of the sun. The star's magnetic punch could render planets orbiting around it uninhabitable.
Space November 20, 2015
Chinese scientists discovered tiny, protein-based biological compasses in fruit flies that also appear in pigeon, rat, whale, butterfly and human cells. They said these rod-like compasses make animals' magnetic sensing possible.
Animals November 17, 2015
A research on high-temperature and high-density plasma confinement using magnetic fields could lead to the development of fusion energy. Improving the confinement state of magnetic islands holds the key to the future of fusion plasma.
Energy November 11, 2015