Interesting that magnetism is one of the biggest, most powerful forces* in the universe, but that the Sun regularly undergoes complete magnetic reorientation without a large impact on us, here, toodling away on Earth at our magnets in a box—computers.
*Third only to the pet electrical fences (you try wearing that collar) and the overwhelming assault on your nostrils that elderly grandmothers pass off as “perfume”.
A much easier tactic than all of this research would have been to just dissect a hydra. Come on—the heads grow back three at a time. It’s doing something right.
William & Mary alumna and planetary geologist Ellen Stofan ’83 has been named NASA’s chief scientist, the organization announced today.
Here’s to a renewed era of exporation under Ellen’s leadership!
It’s worth noting that this is a corollary study—therefore, it looks at correlation and not causation. Often correlation is a flag for causation, but not always—think about the correlation between CO2 gas in the atmosphere and the rise in obesity (thanks, Wikipedia!).
As a counterpoint:
Ah yes, and supported by claims HERE.