This episode marks the beginning of a special 10-part series, “Top 10 Reasons the Universe is Electric.” In this first chapter, we explore the significance of the astrophysical enigma of pervasive cosmic magnetic fields. Basic physics classes teach that electric currents produce magnetic fields. But why is this law of physics almost nowhere evident in the standard astrophysical literature? Plasma physics and electrical engineering hold the key to explaining the origins of powerful magnetic fields throughout the cosmos.
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