the formation of stars

Chaotically Magnetized Cloud Is No Place to Build a Star, or Is It?

Chaotically Magnetized Cloud Is No Place to Build a Star, or Is It?

For decades, scientists believed that the magnetic field lines coursing around newly forming stars were both powerful and unyielding, working like jail bars to corral star-forming material. More recently, astronomers have found tantalizing evidence that large-scale turbulence far from a nascent star can drag magnetic fields around at will.