Researchers measure Earth’s magnetic field in Jerusalem in 586 BCE

Researchers measure Earth’s magnetic field in Jerusalem in 586 BCE

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Israel Antiquities Authority were able to measure the Earth's magnetic field in Jerusalem in 586 BCE– the time when the city was destroyed by the Babylonians. The groundbreaking…

NASA’s Earth scientists explore South Atlantic Anomaly

NASA’s Earth scientists explore South Atlantic Anomaly

Earth’s magnetic field acts like a protective shield around the planet, repelling and trapping charged particles from the Sun. But over South America and the southern Atlantic Ocean, an unusually weak spot in the field – called the South Atlantic…

Study reveals South Atlantic magnetic anomaly is a recurring feature

Study reveals South Atlantic magnetic anomaly is a recurring feature

In a new study, scientists from the University of Liverpool in England traced back the strange behavior of the magnetic field in the South Atlantic region and found that similar anomalies existed as far back as 8 to 11 million years ago. The South Atlantic Anomaly…

Astronomers map Milky Way’s magnetic field

Astronomers map Milky Way’s magnetic field

Astronomers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Curtin University, in collaboration with colleagues from Europe, Canada, and South Africa published the most accurate catalog of measurements towards mapping the Milky…

Cosmic accelerators and the magnetic structure of matter

Cosmic accelerators and the magnetic structure of matter

Current physics theories are not only unable to explain the origin of magnetic fields in the Universe as a whole, but also, the intense galactic magnetic fields in spiral galaxies and the sources of high energy particles, both charged and neutral particles (Cosmic…

Study finds Earth’s magnetic field ‘simpler than we thought’

Study finds Earth’s magnetic field ‘simpler than we thought’

Scientists have identified patterns in the Earth’s magnetic field that evolve on the order of 1 000 years, providing new insight into how the field works and adding a measure of predictability to changes in the field not previously known. The discovery also…

Highest resolution map of Earth’s lithospheric magnetic field

Highest resolution map of Earth’s lithospheric magnetic field

After three years of collecting data, Swarm mission scientists have produced the highest resolution map of Earth’s lithospheric magnetic field from space to date. The dataset combines measurements from ESA’s Swarm satellites with historical data from the…