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published by the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Visit this NASA site to find out about long-term changes in Earth's magnetic field, and how magnetic stripes in the Atlantic seafloor provide evidence for reversals of this field.  You'll see a model of Earth's interior that helps explain how Earth's magnetic field is generated and how the reversals occur.  Also, a computer-generated image shows the complicated magnetic field in-between reversals.
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Keywords: Earth's magnetic field, magnetic reversal, magnetic stripes, paleomagnnetism, seafloor spreading
Record Creators: Metadata instance created April 27, 2007 by Ed Lee
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Record Updated: Apr 23, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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Earth's Inconstant Magnetic Field (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville), <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2003/29dec_magneticfield/>.
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Earth's Inconstant Magnetic Field. (n.d.). Retrieved April 17, 2014, from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2003/29dec_magneticfield/
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NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Earth's Inconstant Magnetic Field. Huntsville: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2003/29dec_magneticfield/ (accessed 17 April 2014).
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Earth's Inconstant Magnetic Field. Huntsville: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2003/29dec_magneticfield/>.
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