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Scientists reproduced the dynamics behind high-energy astrophysical shocks

Now experiments led by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in the Princeton Center for Heliophysics have for the first time reproduced the process behind the source of astrophysical shocks.
Sketch of the setup. Single magnetic atoms are deposited on a surface of magnesium oxide. They are imaged by the magnetic tip of a scanning tunneling microscope which also allows researchers to perform an MRI scan of the atom’s magnetic field./ Image: IBS

IBS researchers performed world’s smallest MRI on single atoms

Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) at Ewha Womans University in collaboration with colleagues from...
National MagLab creates world-record magnetic field with small, compact coil

New small, compact coil generated world’s strongest continuous magnetic field

Researchers at the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have created a toilet paper roll-sized magnet which is less than a centimeter...
Credit: SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

Jets and winds from galaxy cores appear to share a common cause

Fundamental considerations of the energy supply in large-scale extragalactic radio sources("radio galaxies") led astronomers to predict that these sources should contain jets or beams...
Some humans can sense Earth’s magnetic field, suggests study

Some humans can sense Earth’s magnetic field, suggests study

Magnetoreception, the perception of the geomagnetic field, is a sensory modality well-established across all major groups of vertebrates and some invertebrates, but its presence...
An artist’s concept of a super-Earth in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun. Such large planets could have long-lasting magma oceans that generate magnetic fields capable of protecting incipient life. The graphic was created to model Kepler-62f, one of many exoplanets discovered by NASA’s now inoperable Kepler space telescope. (Image courtesy of NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/Tim Pyle)

What magnetic fields can tell us about life on other planets?

Earth has a magnetic field – it’s what makes compasses align north-south and lets us navigate the oceans. It also protects the atmosphere, and...
Two images of Cygnus A layered over each other to show the galaxy’s jets glowing with radio radiation (shown in red). Quiescent galaxies, like our own Milky Way, do not have jets like this, which may be related to magnetic fields. The yellow image shows background stars and the center of the galaxy shrouded in dust when observed with visible light. The area SOFIA observed is inside the small red dot in the center. Credits: Optical Image: NASA/STSiC Radio Image: NSF/NRAO/AUI/VLA

Magnetic fields may be the key to black hole activity

Black holes are objects so dense, and with so much mass, that even light cannot escape their gravity. However, astronomers can study the effects...
Newly developed instrument provides new look at supermassive black hole's magnetic field

Newly developed instrument provides new look at supermassive black hole’s magnetic field

Scientists for the first time, have created a map by using the CanariCam infrared camera attached to the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) sited on...
Scientists have created a new model pointing to black holes’ role in galaxy formation

Scientists have created a new model pointing to black holes’ role in galaxy formation

Scientists have gained new insights into the formation and evolution of galaxies by developing and programming a new simulation model for the universe —...

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