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Earth's ancient magnetic field had more than two poles!

Earth's ancient magnetic field had more than two poles!

But a recent study reveals that this arrangement of magnetic fields was not always the same. Ancient earth had multiple poles that suddenly appeared across the globe causing planet's magnetic field behave erratically.

Watch: NASA's incredible video of magnetic Sun in action

Watch: NASA's incredible video of magnetic Sun in action

The sun is made of plasma, a gas-like state of matter in which electrons and ions have separated, creating a super-hot mix of charged particles.

New technique to detect magnetic fields inside stars

Using a technique similar to medical ultrasound, astrophysicists have for the first time developed a way to determine the presence of strong magnetic fields deep inside pulsating giant stars.

In a first, magnetic 'wormhole' created in lab

Spanish scientists have created in a lab the first experimental "wormhole" that can magnetically connect two regions of space.

Astronomers observe intense magnetic field close to supermassive black hole in distant galaxy

Astronomers observe intense magnetic field close to supermassive black hole in distant galaxy

Astronomers have recently observed an intense magnetic field close to supermassive black hole in distant galaxy with the help of the giant telescope Alma.

Comet 67P springs magnetic surprise

In a new twist in a landmark exploration, Europe`s comet-chasing Rosetta mission has found that its target, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has no magnetic field, scientists reported Tuesday.

How magnetic field influences star formation

How magnetic field influences star formation

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how the magnetic field influences star formation on a variety of scales, from hundreds of light-years down to a fraction of a light-year.

Magnets can control heat and sound

In a first, researchers from the Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field.

This protein helps birds traverse via magnetic field

This protein helps birds traverse via magnetic field

Researchers have revealed that protein, called Cryptochrome, helps birds traverse such great distances via magnetic field.

Protein helps birds to navigate via magnetic field: Study

Researchers have found that a magnetically sensitive protein called Cryptochrome that mediates circadian rhythms in plants and animals helps birds to sense the earth's magnetic field and use it to navigate over long distances. 

Sun's magnetic field controls heliosphere's shape much more than previously thought

A new study of the solar system suggests that astrophysical jets are driven by the sun.

Origin of magnetic field covering Sun discovered

Origin of magnetic field covering Sun discovered

A team of scientists has discovered the origin of the magnetic field covering the Sun.

Antarctic seals may use Earth's magnetic field to navigate

Antarctic seals may use Earth's magnetic field to navigate

Antarctic seals may use the Earth's magnetic field as a natural GPS while hunting, a new study has found.

Nasal hair-inspired material can manipulate water, light

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a new material with micro human hairs that move in response to a magnetic field.

Now, microrobots inspired by sperm

Researchers have developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which can be controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields.

How black holes are formed

A partnership of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, Ikerbasque and the CSIC-Spanish National Research Council is participating in the detecting, for the first time, of circular light coming from a recently created black hole.

Magnetic fingerprint of our galaxy revealed

Researchers have created a map using data from the Planck Space Telescope.

Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012

Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, US researchers said on Wednesday.

Dogs` favourite bathroom position revealed

Dogs across a variety of breeds align their body axis with the Earth`s magnetic field when relieving themselves, researchers have revealed.

Sun`s magnetic field reverses polarity

The sun`s magnetic field has now undergone a total reversal of its polarity, which marks Solar Cycle 24`s midpoint, which is going to be completed in 11 years time, NASA has revealed.