Could we harness energy from black holes? A new study indicates energy can be extracted from black holes through reconnection of magnetic field lines — ScienceDaily

A remarkable prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity — the theory that connects space, time, and gravity — is that rotating black holes have enormous amounts of energy available to be tapped. For the last 50 years, scientists have tried to come up with methods to unleash this power. Nobel physicist Roger Penrose theorized […]

Bringing Clarity to Magnetic Reconnection

Magnetic reconnection plays a key role in energetic events across the solar system, from aurorae to solar flares. Reconnection describes the process in which magnetic field lines in a plasma break and reconnect, converting magnetic energy to heating and acceleration of particles. Magnetic reconnection contributes to events beyond the solar system. Yet many […]