Erika K. Carlson

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    The Most-Magnetic Objects in the Universe Attract New Controversy

    How do magnetars get so magnetic? A study of stellar explosions shows that the long-accepted theory might be wrong.

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    Strange Metal-like Bonds Discovered in Customized Crystals

    lattices in which smaller particles roam like electrons in metallic bonds.

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    To Make Two Black Holes Collide, Try Three

    How do black holes merge and make gravitational waves? Maybe with a little help from their friends.

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    Sun’s Puzzling Plasma Recreated in a Laboratory

    The twisting loops of the sun’s magnetic field control the flow of charged particles throughout the solar system. For the first time, researchers have created a scale model of this mysterious environment.