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The Magnetosphere Is Leaking On Your Head

by | 19th, December 2008

EARTH’S magnetosphere is leaking.

The magnetosphere is the region around our planet that shields us from the worst solar storms, says It’s the big new scare:

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.

Scientists think? But isn’t

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