Planetary Magnetic Field Replacement
January 4, 2007 4:08 AM Subscribe
The magnetic field of the earth isn't that strong, right? So what would it take to replace it?
posted by Tzarius to Science & Nature (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'd just been reminded of this whole "magnetic field flip" scare and wondered if the resources are available to 'fake' it, should the need arise. The size of the (electro)magnet will (?) need to be continent-scale, but could we give it enough power to matter outside the ionosphere? And what configuration would be most effective?