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First Measurement of the Ancient Solar System's Magnetic Field

  1. Nov 13, 2014 #1
    by Ken Croswell

    Earth and its planetary neighbors arose in a magnetic field strong enough to sculpt the disk of gas and dust that spawned our solar system and set the stage for a planet capable of developing life. That's the implication of new work that uses a meteorite to deduce the strength of the magnetic field around the young Sun.

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  3. Nov 16, 2014 #2

    Evo

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    Very interesting, thank you.
     
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