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antoniseb
2005-Mar-12, 11:11 AM
Here's a link to a Scientific American story about a map of the magnetic field in the LMC.
Astronomers Map Chaotic Galaxy's Magnetic Field (http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=000A9726-BC15-1230-BC1583414B7F0000)

The article is very brief, but says that it was a surprise that the overall magnetic field of this satellite galaxy of ours is very smooth and orderly... more so than the team doing the measurement expected, considering the LMC's recent episodes of starburst and supernova activities.

I wish these articles would point to the arXiv version of the original paper, but they don't. The paper quotes Bryan Gaensler of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

I was surprised that Sarah Graham (whose writing I like) didn't seem to recognise M31 as our neighbor in Andromeda.

VanderL
2005-Mar-12, 12:05 PM
Here (http://www.atnf.csiro.au/news/press/lmc/LMC_Science.pdf) is the PDF of the article, from this (http://www.atnf.csiro.au/news/press/lmc/) press release . Btw, no mysterious forces needed when viewed through Plasma or EU glasses.

Cheers.

antoniseb
2005-Mar-12, 07:54 PM
Thanks VanderL.

VanderL
2005-Mar-12, 08:26 PM
Thanks VanderL.

For the link to the paper, or for the "insight"? :D

Cheers.

antoniseb
2005-Mar-13, 07:45 AM
Originally posted by VanderL@Mar 12 2005, 08:26 PM
For the link to the paper, or for the "insight"?
Thanks for the link. I'm not sure the insight was all that meaningful to me, as (first) I don't know the actual details of the magnetic field in the LMC, and so can't verify, refute, or even try to model that field in an EU or Plasma Universe context.

I haven't gone through the paper in detail yet, but perhaps it will fill me in on these fronts.