Most distant galactic magnetic field yet

Astronomers detected the most distant galactic magnetic field so far. The galaxy is called 9io9. Its light has to travel travel more than 11 billion years to reach us, from a time when the universe was a young 2.5 billion years old.

Mercury appears to have its own aurora

Data collected by the BepiColombo spacecraft traces the causes of the strange aurora, which course through the planet's weak magnetosphere.

Surprise Magnetic Signal May Finally Solve The Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts

In a new research scientists observed a repeating fast radio burst for more than a year and discovered signs it is surrounded by a strong but highly changeable magnetic field.

Mysterious Anomaly in Earth's Magnetic Field is Deepening

The South Atlantic Anomaly is growing, according to data that appeared in a government report published earlier this year.

Largest Magnetic Fields in The Universe

One of the most common sources of magnetic fields on large scales comes from the collisions between and within interstellar plasma. This is one of the major sources of magnetic fields for galactic-scale magnetic fields.

World Record For The Most Powerful Stable Magnetic Field

At the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Steady High Magnetic Field Facility, a magnet years in development achieved a steady magnetic field of 45.22 tesla – tens of thousands of times more powerful than an souvenir fridge magnet.

Earth core is lopsided

  • 16 Jun 2021

The enhanced growth on one side of the core suggests that something in Earth’s outer core or mantle under Indonesia is removing heat from the inner core at a faster rate than on the opposite side, under Brazil. 

Image Of A Black Hole With A Magnetic Field

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has revealed today a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light.

Strongest magnetic field ever recorded in the Universe

The record-breaking field was discovered at the surface of a neutron star called GRO J1008-57 with a magnetic field strength of approximately 1 BILLION Tesla. For comparison, the Earth’s magnetic field is about 1/20,000 of a Tesla.

The Mysterious Anomaly Is Weakening Earth's Magnetic Field

The South Atlantic Anomaly is a vast expanse of reduced magnetic intensity in Earth's magnetic field, extending all the way from South America to southwest Africa.

A New Kind of Explosion on the Sun

Astronomers spotted a magnetic explosion on the surface of the sun unlike anything they've ever seen before. Although it was initially theorized about 15 years ago, this was their first direct observation of it thanks to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Planet Mercury Has Solid Inner Core Same Size as Earth's

Mercury is now the second rocky planet—after Earth—for which we have evidence of a solid inner core. It’s not an exact value, but the mere presence of a solid inner core helps to understand how the planet generates its magnetic field.

Evidence for ancient magnetic sense in humans

The human brain can unconsciously respond to changes in Earth's magnetic fields, according to a team of geoscientists and neurobiologists.

Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Fast

Scientists have found that the magnetic north pole is moving at a speed of about 55 km every year. A hundred years ago, the pole was located near the coast of northern Canada. Now, it is in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

Earth more solar exposed with rapid magnetic field reversals

The international research team found that magnetic field reversals could happen much more rapidly than the thousands of years previously thought to be needed.