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What is the Magnetosphere?

The Earth is a big magnet.
Our magnetic field is squashed by the solar wind.
The Sun and Earth are connected!
Solar wind would singe our atmosphere if not for our magnetic field.

Scientists have drawn a map of the magnetosphere.
Who cares? Anyone living on Earth!

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Last Updated: July 11, 2016