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Star Power at The Smithsonian

Posted on March 31, 2015 by in The OFI Blog

“We found that the magnetic field direction is quite well preserved from large to small scales, implying that self-gravity and cloud turbulence are not able to significantly alter the field direction,” Lead author Hua-bai Li

“We found that the magnetic field direction is quite well preserved from large to small scales, implying that self-gravity and cloud turbulence are not able to significantly alter the field direction,” Lead author Hua-bai Li

Smithsonian Science News recently posted an article describing the work of post doctorate fellow Hua-bai Li and co-authors Qizhou Zhang and T.K. Sridharan at the SAO.  The research explores the role of magnetic fields in the formation of stars specifically focusing on the Cat’s Paw Nebula.

To read more about this fascinating study click here!