We know that the Earth is special, and there are factors that protect our planet from large incoming debris. In addition, there are many other threats that are potentially just as devastating. Cosmic Radiation is one of those threats.
Our planet is thought to have a liquid iron core. Why is this significant? Because Earth’s Geo-Magnetic fields are believed to be produced by this liquid core.
The Geo-Magnetic field that surrounds the Earth enables our compasses to be used as a means of navigation, but more importantly, it acts as a deflection shield for dangerous phenomenon like the Solar wind and cosmic radiation.
Without this field, our planet would become as Mercury. It would constantly be swept with the solar wind making Earth barren, desolate, and void of life.
There ARE times when some of the charged particles from the solar wind still enter the Earth’s upper atmosphere. These are observed through a colorful display known as the Aurora Borealis and Australis or more commonly, the Northern and Southern Lights.
Although the solar wind is not totally stopped by the Geo-Magnetic fields, it is still held back at a safe distance and provides us with just one more example of the majesty of the heavens and the incredible design by our Creator.
I’m David Rives…
Truly, The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.