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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Magnetic Fields Permeate Deep Space


Scientists from the California Institute of Technology and UCLA have discovered evidence of "universal ubiquitous magnetic fields" that have permeated deep space between galaxies since the time of the Big Bang.

Caltech physicist Shin'ichiro Ando and Alexander Kusenko, a professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA studied images of the most powerful objects in the universe - supermassive black holes that emit high-energy radiation as they devour stars in distant galaxies - obtained by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

Physicists have hypothesized for many years that a universal magnetic field should permeate deep space between galaxies, but there was no way to observe it or measure it until now.

2 comments:

Space Cadet said...

More cool stuff. Keep up the good work.

Quantum_Flux said...

Wow, if Electric Cosmos Model is correct then these magnetic fields are crucial for the theory of galaxy formation and can explain dark matter as well.