What does the Earth’s magnetic shield do?



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    The earth’s magnetic field deflects the solar wind, which is particles from the sun. This is what causes the aurora, and protects us from solar radiation a bit. The ozone helps also. 

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    The magnetosphere is tens of thousands of miles wide, and protects the earth from solar storms.  NASA has discovered that at times cracks in the magnetic shield develop, for a time, before re-closing; this can spur on space storms.  Energy can trickle in through the cracks, so that earth inhabitants experience this through problems with satellites and radio communication.

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