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Flares etc: why do they only exist on stars?

  1. Aug 24, 2004 #1
    Why can't the earth's magnetic field go bazooka!

    It's made of iron and it's got poles...
     
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  3. Aug 24, 2004 #2
    arent flares a product of extrememly high magnetic fields, and plasma reactions. Also, our magnetosphere is too bisy protectiong us from the suns flares in order to have its own.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2004 #3
    Perhaps these things that errupts after flares are caused by fusion within a rotating body, causing a flow that changes it's magnetic field, why planets can't have them unless it's core is made of pure uranium or something.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2004
  5. Aug 27, 2004 #4
    No, I meant the corona: Perhaps the corona is caused by fusion within a rotating body, causing a flow that changes it's magnetic field, why planets can't have them unless it's core is made of pure uranium or something.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2004 #5
    What would uranium have to do with anything. The sun is made up of a lot of hydrogen. Wery little uranium.
     
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