Uranus and Neptune have wonky magnetic fields: Why?

ETH Zurich • futurity
March 31, 2021 ~5 min

Lasers show how ‘turbulent dynamos’ create huge magnetic fields

A new study sheds light on a once-elusive phenomenon known as a "turbulent dynamo," an astrophysical process that amplifies magnetic fields.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
March 26, 2021 ~5 min

New image sheds light on energy jets from black holes

A new picture that showcases the magnetic fields of a black hole will help us understand more about the massive energy jets they can fire off into space.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
March 24, 2021 ~5 min

Put a cryogenic ‘ark’ in the moon’s lava tubes?

Researchers propose a "lunar ark" that would store cryogenically frozen seed, spore, sperm, and egg samples from 6.7 million Earth species.

Emily Dieckman-Arizona • futurity
March 18, 2021 ~8 min

Star’s destruction reveals elusive high-energy neutrino

Researchers have discovered the presence of high-energy neutrinos in the wake of a star being destroyed by a black hole.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~4 min

Apollo mission rocks shed light on the moon’s early history

A new analysis of rock samples brought back from NASA's Apollo missions help clear up questions about the moon's formation and lava-covered early years.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~6 min

Did the solar system’s planets form in 2 waves?

A new theory about how the planets of our solar system formed may explain the differences between the inner- and outer-most planets.

Barbara Vonarburg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Dust particles from Mars can make little sparks

New research suggests tiny sparks are possible on Mars, and that "future colonists may find a world modified by static electricity in subtle ways."

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~8 min

Ceramic in meteorites upends theory of early solar system

Ceramic chips from meteorites may help rewrite our understanding of the early days of the solar system, including how the planets formed.

Louise Lerner-Chicago • futurity
Feb. 15, 2021 ~6 min

Ceramic in meteorites upends theory of early solar system

Ceramic chips from meteorites may help rewrite our understanding of the early days of the solar system, including how the planets formed.

Louise Lerner-Chicago • futurity
Feb. 15, 2021 ~6 min

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