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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: Jonathan Silverlight
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 22:04:56 +0000
Newsgroups: sci.astro
In message <1141312589.770727.274410@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, John Curtis <john@xxxxxxxxx> writes
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


I know you have a bee in your bonnet about water, but in this case the water is actually in the form of a fairly good vacuum.

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