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2005-01-05 00:45:00

For the first time, a team of astronomers based in Germany has detected the presence of magnetic fields in the central stars of four planetary nebulae. Astrobiology Magazine -- For the first time, a team of astronomers based in Germany has detected the presence of magnetic fields in the central stars of four planetary nebulae. Planetary nebulae are expanding gas shells that remain after Sun-like stars eject their outer layers at the end of their lifetimes. It is a long-standing and...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'