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Magnetic lines of force are used to represent the strength and orientation of a magnetic field. Sometimes referred to as magnetic field lines, this concept provides a useful way to represent various components of the mag... More »

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The magnetic field of the planet changes the location of its poles and the polarity over time. The rotation of the iron inner core of Earth causes the liquid outer core to rotate in turn, and they produce magnetic field ... More »

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Scientists have hypothesized and made predictions about the cause of the Earth's magnetic fields, and the prevailing theory is that the Earth's magnetism originates from the planet's center, or core. Because scientists d... More »

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