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A Model of Magnetism for Faraway Planets

Researchers designed a model that measures the magnetic field of a distant exoplanet, or a planet outside of the solar system, and they suggest that it could be used to estimate the magnetic strength of other exoplanets as well. These magnetic fields can’t be seen with the naked eye, but the invisible shields protect some planets, including Earth, from charged particles sent from the stars.

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