NASA mission to study magnetic fields in universe
NASA mission to study magnetic fields in universe

The US space agency plans to launch an ambitious Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission in March next year to deploy four identical spacecraft from a single rocket to study magnetic reconnection in the universe.

Here's how our solar system may have evolved
Here's how our solar system may have evolved

 A new study explored the measurements of magnetic fields trapped in grains within a primitive meteorite that gave important hints to how the early solar system evolved.

New method to diagnose malaria found

Scientists have developed a fast, reliable and inexpensive method to diagnose malaria that uses magnetic fields to detect the parasite's waste products in the blood of infected patients.

Space probe captures new images of sunspots

Multi-wavelength observations of sunspots with the 1.6-meter New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California and aboard NASA`s IRIS spacecraft have produced new images of high-speed plasma flows and eruptions extending from the Sun`s surface to the outermost layer of the solar atmosphere, the corona.

How cosmic turbulences lead to formation of stars and black holes

A new study has shown how magnetic fields can also cause turbulences within "dead zones," thus making an important contribution to our current understanding of just how compact objects form in the cosmos.

Dead star with super-strong magnetic field discovered

Scientists have discovered that a curious dead star has been hiding one of the strongest magnetic fields in the Universe all along.

Earth polarity flips after 200,000 to 300,000 yrs

Magnetic pole reversal is a common phenomenon, which occurs on Earth, gradually over the millennia.