Tag Archives: Astrophysics

A glimpse of a planetary system’s final stages

Detailed spectroscopy measurements may help astronomers discover bodies orbiting white dwarfs. Continue reading

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Satellites glimpse the microphysics of magnetic reconnection

In situ measurements capture a nonturbulent, efficient reconnection event on Earth’s nightside. Continue reading

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Satellites reveal the microphysics of magnetic reconnection

Laminar electron dynamics drive reconnection on the side of Earth away from the Sun. Continue reading

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Taking the twinkle out of stars

Adaptive optics at Paranal Observatory give satellite-quality images from surface of Earth. Continue reading

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Lab experiments mimic the origin and growth of astrophysical magnetic fields

A turbulent, laser-generated plasma can amplify magnetic fields to cosmic scales. Continue reading

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Experiments support theory of cosmic magnetic field growth

A turbulent, laser-generated plasma can dramatically amplify magnetic fields. Continue reading

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