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Earth's Magnetosphere

  1. Jan 18, 2010 #1
    Is it possible to tap into the Magnetosphere to generate power? I mean the core of the Earth is in fact a giant generator, so why can't (or aren't) we exploiting this potential?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 18, 2010 #2
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  4. Jan 18, 2010 #3
    So you're saying that there is no magnetic flux? I did not know that!
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  5. Jan 18, 2010 #4
    I attempted to state that the magnetosphere's magnetic flux did/does/won't change for ~200,000 years.
    Bob S
  6. Jan 18, 2010 #5
    How about some big high altitude weather balloons dragging long wires behind them...

    I have no practical way of exploiting this. And the airline industry would love me. Just a strange thought. But theoretically we could get a voltage diff in the wire... I think.
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