Magnetized inflow accreting to center of Milky Way galaxy

Are magnetic fields an important guiding force for gas accreting to a supermassive black hole (SMBH) like the one that our Milky Way galaxy hosts? The role of magnetic fields in gas accretion is little understood, and trying ...

Seasonal patterns in the Amazon explained

Environmental scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have led an international collaboration to improve satellite observations of tropical forests.

Solar minimum surprisingly constant

Using more than a half-century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences ...

Direct visualization of magnetoelectric domains

A novel microscopy technique called magnetoelectric force microscopy (MeFM) was developed to detect the local cross-coupling between magnetic and electric dipoles. Combined experimental observation and theoretical modeling ...

European team creates universal 'language' for space science

A consortium of European space scientists has succeeded in establishing a common data hub that allows the comparison of data from numerous space missions. A task that until now was hampered by different data processing protocols ...

The shrinking of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

(Phys.org) —Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot—a swirling storm feature larger than Earth—is shrinking. This downsizing, which is changing the shape of the spot from an oval into a circle, has been known about since ...

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