There are many different interesting facts about magnets and magnetic fields. Perhaps one of the most interesting and pertinent of these facts is that our very own planet Earth has a magnetic field of its own. Many people know this simple fact, but not a lot of people know why Earth has a magnetic field, or even what its purpose is. We will be exploring what makes Earth have a magnetic field as well as the effects of this field.
First let’s discuss Earth’s magnetic field and what causes it. Earth is made of four distinct layers the crust, the mantle, the outer core, and the inner core. The outer core is made up of liquid nickel and iron, and thus it is this core that gives earth its magnetic field. The effects of this magnetic field are things we experience every day such as the functionality of compasses, the migration of animals etc. Along with these more mundane effects, there is one larger effect that is by far the most important feature of the Earth’s magnetic field—it protects us from the dangers of space such as: radiation and solar wind. Without this field, we would be helpless against the turbulence of space.
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