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Protecting the Earth from the Ravages of the Sun by Dr Colin Forsyth

The Sun bathes the Earth in light but also in a stream of charged particles traveling at over 1.8 million mph. As these particles reach Earth, they collide with Earth’s magnetic field, getting captured and trapped in the space around us.

Dr. Forsyth will explain how this stream of particles results in the aurora, Van Allen belts and what stops such ‘space weather’ negatively impacting our lives