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Leaks found in Earth's magnetic field

Posted on Saturday, 20 December, 2008 | Comment icon 3 comments


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"Scientists have found two large leaks in Earth's magnetosphere, the region around our planet that shields us from severe solar storms."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by ROGER on 20 December, 2008, 13:04
(Raeder likens the difference to igniting a gas stove one of two ways: In the first way, the gas is turned on and the stove is lit and you get a flame. In the other way, you let the gas run for awhile, so that when you add the "GAS" you get a much bigger boom.) A typo by the Senior Writer I assume.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Inner Space on 20 December, 2008, 14:18
Scientists have found two large leaks in Earth's magnetosphere, the region around our planet that shields us from severe solar storms. The leaks are defying many of scientists' previous ideas on how the interaction between Earth's magnetosphere and solar wind occurs: The leaks are in an unexpected location, let in solar particles in faster than expected and the whole interaction works in a manner that is completely the opposite of what scientists had thought. The findings have implications for how solar storms affect the our planet. Serious storms, which involved charged particles spewing from... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by PhoenixBird88 on 20 December, 2008, 15:29
Wow, thats not good at all!


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