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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 months ago

If Earths magnetic field was 5% as strong as now would life die?

Would it mean 20 times more radiation enters Earth?

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  • Acetek
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    2 months ago
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    The Solar winds would blow the atmosphere away and the Earth would become like Mars.  A dead world

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  • 2 months ago

    It would have no effect on radiation, because most radiation from the sun does not penetrate the atmosphere. Cosmic rays are far too powerful to be affected by the magnetic field.

    In millions of years time, some proportion of the Earth's atmosphere would be blown away by the solar wind, but obviously human civilization and indeed all humans and our artifacts would be safely buried deep in the fossil record long before then.

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  • 2 months ago

    Probably yes, by irradiation

    Although The actual Magnetism of Earth at the surface is no stronger than a Fridge Magnet

     So we can relax and take a trip to Golden Prague

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  • 2 months ago

    I think from what I have read it would have the opposite effect.

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  • 2 months ago

    Not all life... probably not all *human* life, either - but, I'd bet there would be an impact, and a dramatic increase in reported cancer rates. 

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