White dwarfs have some surprisingly strong magnetic fields, and one team of astronomers may have finally found the reason why. When they cool, they can activate a dynamo mechanism similar to what powers the Earth’s magnetic field. Some white dwarfs have magnetic fields a million times stronger than the Earth, but the origins of those …
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