Magnetic Field of Meteorite gives evidence of Solar System’s Formation

November 18, 2014 12:26 AM

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Magnetic Field of Meteorite gives evidence of Solar System’s Formation

The most accurate measurements yet made on magnetic fields trapped in grains within an ancient meteorite have offered some interesting clues concerning the evolution of the solar system. According to the measurements, magnetic field has a very crucial role in the birth of solar system. The measurements point that shock waves are moving through the cloud of dusty gas around the Sun as a factor in the formation of solar system.

The outcomes of the measurements are published in a paper in the journal Science on Thursday. Roger Fu of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, lead author of the paper, worked with Steve Desch of Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration to obtain the measurements.

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