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Re: Magnetic Fields Sculpt Narrow Jets From Dying Star (Forwarded)

Subject: Re: Magnetic Fields Sculpt Narrow Jets From Dying Star Forwarded
From: "John Curtis"
Date: 2 Mar 2006 07:16:29 -0800
Newsgroups: sci.astro
Andrew Yee wrote:
>
> Molecules spewed outward from a dying star are confined into narrow jets
> by a tightly-wound magnetic field, according to astronomers who used the
> National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio
> telescope to study an old star about 8,500 light-years from Earth.
>
Perhaps the conductivity of water and salts in the jets creates the
magnetic activity as in sunspots. John Curtis


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