Magnetic Field

auroras

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why the Northern and Southern Lights Don't Match

A leading explanation for the different patterns seen in Earth’s northern and southern auroras has been ruled out.
Becky Ferreira
1.29.19
Motherboard

Earth's Magnetic Field Almost Collapsed 565 Million Years Ago

Our planet's core probably started solidifying in the late Ediacaran period, which recharged the magnetic field in the nick of time.
Becky Ferreira
1.28.19
Magnetic Field

Scientists Can’t Fix Map of Earth’s Magnetic Field Thanks to the Government Shutdown

The federal government was set to update the World Magnetic Model but had to delay it because of the shutdown.
Sarah Emerson
1.10.19
Megalodon

Scientists Think an Exploding Star Helped Kill Off the Megalodon

An Astrobiology study proposes that an ancient supernova could have exposed Megalodon and other large ocean animals to deadly muon radiation.
Becky Ferreira
12.12.18
mercury

Humanity’s Next Mission to Mercury Will Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

BepiColombo is scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45 PM ET on October 19.
Becky Ferreira
10.19.18
This is quasy

The Light of a Quasar Revealed This Distant Galaxy's Magnetic Field

My God, it’s full of magnets.
Jacob Dubé
8.28.17
Swarm Satellites

This Kaleidoscopic Visualization Maps Earth’s Mysterious Magnetic Anomalies

Our planet is sculpted by hidden magnetic flourishes.
Becky Ferreira
3.21.17
nasa

The Nine Space Gadgets NASA’s Juno Orbiter Is Using to Study Jupiter

Magnetometers, cameras, and spectrographs, oh my!
Becky Ferreira
7.5.16
Space

ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing

Data reveals it’s changing quicker than we thought.
Amy Thompson
5.15.16
Art

Artist Captures an Ocean Storm in a Fishbowl

Who needs to hold the world in the palm of your hand, when you can put the ocean in your living room?
Sami Emory
6.17.15
Art

89-Year Old Magnetic Art Pioneer Debuts in U.S.

Fabled Greek artist Panagiotis "Takis" Vassilakis opens his first-ever U.S. museum survey at Houston's Menil Collection.
Matthew Levine
6.15.15
nasa

The Last Dispatch of a Doomed Spacecraft

The MESSENGER orbiter discovered the age of Mercury’s magnetic field as it spiraled to its death.
Becky Ferreira
5.7.15
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