More proof of an electromagnetic universe
Why is Mercury’s magnetic field so much weaker than Earth’s?
Because the solar wind – the electric current constantly flowing from the Sun – counteracts Mercury’s internal dynamo and thus weakens its magnetic field., say scientists at the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research.
So let me ask you. If the solar wind can affect Mercury’s magnetic field so drastically, then why, given the right circumstances, couldn’t it affect the earth’s magnetic field? And why, given the right alignment, couldn’t it lead to a magnetic reversal?
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