NASA Successfully Launched Its Mission Into the Magnetosphere

At 10:44 PM ET last night, NASA successfully launched the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket into space. It carries with it four Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft that will spend two years studying the magnetic fields between the Earth and the Sun. » 3/13/15 3:48am 3/13/15 3:48am

How a Tiny Magnet Could Produce a Force Field Big Enough To Protect a…


Click to viewWhile many hurdles are keeping us stuck here on Earth, our solar system's deadly radiation is chief among them. But scientists now think that a thumb-sized magnet could produce a force field big enough to shield an entire spaceship. » 7/28/10 8:00pm 7/28/10 8:00pm

How to Get the Real Magnetosphere Visualizer in iTunes

Apple may have absorbed the super-neato Magnetosphere visualizer » 9/10/08 8:54pm 9/10/08 8:54pm into iTunes, but they did make some tweaks in their Borging process. Just like those Picard-obsessed skinjobs, the iTunes version is obsessed with planets and launching millions of photon torpedoes into them. The original, , has more sparklies and…

Rumor: New iTunes Visualizer will be the Stunning Magnetosphere

According to rumors » 9/05/08 10:00am 9/05/08 10:00am, the new iTunes 8 presumably coming next week at the will come with some beautiful new visualizations. Now, new rumors say that the new visualizations will actually be Magnetosphere, a formerly-available plugin by artist Robert Hodgin. After seeing the gorgeous video above, I hope rumor ends up…