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  • Moon Swirls May Inspire Revolution In the Science of Deflector Shields
    By on June 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    KentuckyFC (1144503) writes ‘One curious feature on the Moon’s surface are “lunar swirls”, wisp-like regions that are whiter than surrounding areas and that, until recently, astronomers could not explain. But one team of physicists recently showed that these areas are protected by weak magnetic fields that deflect high energy particles from the Sun and so prevent the darkening effect this radiation has. The problem they had to solve was how a weak (more…)