Super-Earths can have a strong magnetic field generated by slowly churning molten rocks, study suggests

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Super-Earths can have a strong magnetic field generated by slowly churning molten rocks, study suggests

A magnetic field plays a vital role in protecting the atmosphere of a planet from being blown away by powerful stellar winds

A new study carried out by scientists at UC Berkeley suggests that super-Earths up to five times the size of the Earth can have a powerful magnetic field produced by slow churning of molten rocks (magma)...

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