People on Earth are familiar with the sun's powerful rays — but the moon suffers from sunburn, too.
Magnets, those objects that attract or repel each other, are more than staples of your refrigerator door. They are found in just about every laptop and the force they produce protects Earthlings from some lethal radiation from space. Live Science keeps up with the most interesting discoveries related to magnets and magnetism.
And for the first time, physicists have recorded the wild drum beats rippling from the magnetic poles.
Now that the government shutdown is over, federal agencies have finally released an early edition of the World Magnetic Model, almost a full year before the next one was scheduled to be released.
Earth’s magnetic field nearly collapsed about 565 million years ago, but the planet’s core froze solid and saved it in the nick of time, a new study suggests.
Physicists have built a ring in which pulses of light whip circles around each other and the normal rules that govern light's behavior stop applying.
Earth's north magnetic pole is on the move, unpredictably lurching away from the Canadian Arctic and toward Siberia.
There's a magnet in a secure room in Tokyo. The last time its designers switched it on, it blew open the heavy doors designed to keep it contained.
An alert released yesterday (Sept. 10) warns of a moderate geomagnetic storm that will lash the planet tonight. It shouldn't be dangerous, but might bring auroras.
The surface of the sun is a roiling tangle of magnetism, heat and light, stunning new images reveal.
The strange radio bursts usually circle the Earth like electromagnetic ghosts, but scientists have now created and studied their shapes in a plasma chamber on Earth.
A rogue, planet-size object 20 light-years away from Earth has stunned astronomers with its incredibly powerful magnetic field.