Scientists stunned to find mysterious invisible shield protecting Earth from dangerous electrons

December 1, 2014 8:07 PM

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Scientists stunned to find mysterious invisible shield protecting Earth from dangerous electrons

The research team believes it may be the Earth’s “plasmasphere” that is protecting the planet from damaging electrons.

The Earth is surrounded by an invisible shield that blocks “killer electrons” from orbital altitudes, keeping them out of the atmosphere altogether, according to a new study.

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