Erika K. Carlson
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.
Strange Metal-like Bonds Discovered in Customized Crystals
lattices in which smaller particles roam like electrons in metallic bonds.
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.
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.