Video: Explaining Earth's magnetic field

Nov 25, 2013

An introduction to Earth's magnetic field: what it is, where it comes from and what it's used for.

A documentary video from the European Space Agency:

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1 / 5 (3) Nov 25, 2013
now I know everything