Earth Has Another Magnetic Field

1 487 Shikime 150 mijë

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You probably know about the geomagnetic field that protects the earth from solar storms and radiation. But precision satellites have measured ANOTHER magnetic field coming from Earth, and its signals might hold the key to searching for water on other planets!
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  1. SciShow
    28 ditë më parë

    This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: Check out the “For Your Love" music video here:

    1. Elisabeth Wittner
      Elisabeth Wittner
      11 ditë më parë

      Why do you say Sodium when you talk about Natrium? Metric system, chemicals, foodhorror, nazification... is there anything done not-wrong in the u.s.?! x‘D

  2. Dustin Davis
    Dustin Davis
    18 ditë më parë

    I wonder if any research has been done into whether that oceanic magnetic field was stronger in early Earth's oceans due to the closer proximity Earth was to the moon... And what that may have done for Earth's early life in terms of protection?

  3. Christopher Noel
    Christopher Noel
    23 ditë më parë

    So, _Link's Awakening_ was as much about magnetic fields as it was about oneirology?

  4. MrAB2357
    24 ditë më parë

    Magneto approves

  5. LibertyMatrix
    24 ditë më parë

    "90% of all the excess heat generated by humans is absorbed by the oceans." *lol* Heat is heat, no matter what forces generate it. To select out humans shows they're bias.

  6. PrivateSi
    24 ditë më parë

    Ahhh, how sweet, The Scientism Worshippers have their own HYMNS now... As an atheist.

  7. Jessica Duarte
    Jessica Duarte
    26 ditë më parë

    Would this not mean that humans have a magnetic field too. Since we have NaCl dissolved in a rushing flow of liquid blood like the ocean or river?

  8. logic graficx
    logic graficx
    26 ditë më parë

    But the ocean could not contain the same salt in other planet

  9. Fred Flintstone
    Fred Flintstone
    26 ditë më parë

    Magnetic fields do not exist. The term 'magnetic field' refers to the polarity of the star systems, or as I like to call them, the automobile manufacturers.

  10. Ill Gill
    Ill Gill
    27 ditë më parë

    1:30 a LOT of salt lol

  11. Alexi Xeno
    Alexi Xeno
    27 ditë më parë

    Water is Lava.

  12. Oleksiy Alkhazov
    Oleksiy Alkhazov
    27 ditë më parë

    SciShow: ...producing beautiful auroras near its poles. Poles: proszę zaprzestać te niedorzeczne żarty

  13. Keyboardje
    27 ditë më parë

    Can it be called an "under ground sea" if it is covered with ice?

  14. Jericko Doggo
    Jericko Doggo
    27 ditë më parë

    I wonder which fish or ocean life in general utilize this field to their benefit? It's like birds, who evolved within the field we know of... so grew to utilize it over time. Now we know of this field, we should look at how nature herself has found a way for her bebe's to use it...

  15. sween187
    27 ditë më parë

    Find a way to make electricity from that field, that's the future.

  16. The chaos system
    The chaos system
    27 ditë më parë

    Those magnetic currents could also be a factor in helping see life migrate through the oceans have a marine biologist and a scientist who studies those current work together to see if that is a possibility I’m curious on that one

  17. Angela Potter
    Angela Potter
    28 ditë më parë

    I like how michael's hair is turning into a majestic mane.

  18. VariantAEC
    28 ditë më parë

    Remind me when scientists figure out for the first time the same exact thing happens in the atmosphere too.

  19. Oliver Mahoney
    Oliver Mahoney
    28 ditë më parë

    I really enjoyed the content. Thanks SciShow & and thanks Michael!

  20. Joey Hinds
    Joey Hinds
    28 ditë më parë

    So the ocean is like a giant electromagnet?

  21. Kierzyn Khan
    Kierzyn Khan
    28 ditë më parë

    No jam can compete with SciShow theme

  22. ZeroOneInfinity
    28 ditë më parë

    We really are still only really touching the surface when it comes to electricity and magnetism aren't we? I can't wait to find out what comes next in the EM saga! XD

  23. Validuslatro
    28 ditë më parë

    So jf ocean big enough and the currents move just right it makr own magnectic field to protect from deadly sun ray and beginnings of habital planet?

  24. Apolo sol
    Apolo sol
    28 ditë më parë

    Probably that's how birds and ocean animals know where to go

  25. Ninnoization
    28 ditë më parë

    Don't mean to be "that guy" but you're getting big bro, i know lockdowns hard but take care of yourself buddy. Hoping you're just hench and not trying to create your own magnetic field.

  26. Markus Fury
    Markus Fury
    28 ditë më parë

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the magnetic field protects us from solar radiation in space, right? Then if so cant we possibly find a way to replicate this to protect us during space travel?

  27. Pikapetey Animations
    Pikapetey Animations
    28 ditë më parë

    He's putting on a bit of weight.

  28. Captain Smith
    Captain Smith
    28 ditë më parë

    Yah a huge vanderwalls ionic covalence. Because if you take the pH of a glass of DI water, it changes with the glass reflecting light. So resistance equals distance by volume, if you had a giant pH meter, the ocean waves would modify the total volume pH. Since there's iodine at some depth below of argon, the magnetic water reflecting the current water, making a teleportation of the moon.

  29. noel hutchins
    noel hutchins
    28 ditë më parë

    The colder the salad you're served the better it tastes: just shy of freezing, carbohydrate rich offerings can be more delicious served at near-freezing-temepratures; store a salad for fifteen minutes in a freezer, dress and taste. c?

  30. Super Loops
    Super Loops
    28 ditë më parë

    wait tho, the sum charge of the dissociated ions is zero isnt it? the molecules they came from are neutral, like neutral NaCl dissociates into Na+ and Cl-, one positive and one negative charge. so where is the current coming from?

  31. noel hutchins
    noel hutchins
    28 ditë më parë

    Breaking down H2O molecules in an industrial scale is an irreversible terraforming mistake; making earth into a repeat of mars venus and mercury.!!!!!!!! Do not allow: riot, betray, insurrect and violate anything containing this endeavor!

  32. Sean Jackson
    Sean Jackson
    28 ditë më parë

    Forgive me, but what does 20000 times less powerful mean? How can it be any number times less? Is that 1/20000th the strength?

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    Luís Miguel Viterbo
    28 ditë më parë

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    B o r i s s l a v
    28 ditë më parë

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  35. Sainte Ofelia
    Sainte Ofelia
    28 ditë më parë

    It's clearly not there to protect the planet under the same criteria as the molten core. It's there for another reason and purpose, but what is it that reason? It's not there for nothing. It has another benefit and I'm wondering what it is. It likely also has something to do with the orientation of sonar under the surface. And a myriad of other relational functions and relationships.

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  37. John Johansen
    John Johansen
    28 ditë më parë

    How dare you not even mentioning the Ørsted Satellite?

  38. erin mcdonald
    erin mcdonald
    28 ditë më parë

    Definitely would like to see more on this topic. Sounds like it could affect many things, as well as explain things like the unique senses/sense organs ocean animals have. 💚🌎🌄✌️

  39. Sixx Wolf
    Sixx Wolf
    28 ditë më parë

    Why is it that magnets harm electronics but our earth's magnetic field doesn't affect them?

  40. Daily transparency With COVID19
    Daily transparency With COVID19
    28 ditë më parë

    Makes me wonder why we can’t just take a anode and a cathode into the ocean and then use the current in the ocean to power us.

  41. landon5583
    28 ditë më parë


  42. Elisa Llewellyn-Sendik
    Elisa Llewellyn-Sendik
    29 ditë më parë

    How much conjecture has gone into to how much something like this might’ve impacted Mars’ magnetic field? Given that our oceans absorb much of our increased heat, how effectively could we extrapolate the loss of heat with the loss of oceans/water? And then combine those heat losses to cement the end of the former Martian magnetic field?

  43. Oved Appr
    Oved Appr
    29 ditë më parë

    by the way ? their satellite cant measure incoherent magnetism !oh 20000 time weaker ? i ll be dam maybe they can have a way to measure incoherent magnetism in the futur ! i would be carefull ! why ? normal coherent magnetism everybody knows null point if more external . but the null point of incoherent magnetism is inward ! up to a certain size. past that shrink ? the incoherent magnetism is outside the incoherent magnet . like at atomic size ! yep you end up with a jumble of coherent magnetism and incoherent magnetism outside the atom ! but the effect is still very strong in the null point of the incoherent magnet outside the atom and the coherent magnetic null point witch rejoint incoherent magnetic null point ! if it does not ? you end up with a null point witch is ..... weird ! it basicly cancel magnetism ! a vacuum of magnetism ! ( lack of magnetism ) it is weird ! i would be carefull because 100% nothing love to be reified with 100% something since human have not played much with the vaccum of magnetism ( total lack of magnetism ) we do not exiactly know how electricity or magnetism behave on heart ! naza likely know since they re in space but maybe not since they re on a space staTION

  44. The Guilty Guitarist
    The Guilty Guitarist
    29 ditë më parë

    Wouldn't the magnetic fields of water only be separate from a inter magnetic field if it's as the layer above and on the surface ?

  45. Jonas Gustainis
    Jonas Gustainis
    29 ditë më parë

    the album is terrible

  46. totalfreedom45
    29 ditë më parë

    A Google search for _does Earth have another magnetic field?_ shows nothing. 💕 ☮ 🌎 🌌

    1. Fallout
      28 ditë më parë

      It's very typical of Google to suppress the truth(s).

  47. navysnipejp
    29 ditë më parë

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  48. tim k
    tim k
    29 ditë më parë

    90% of all heat generated by humans is absorbed by the oceans...hmmmm...seems like a stretch to me....

  49. andy low
    andy low
    29 ditë më parë

    another magnetic field *source*. field is the same. magnetic.

  50. Flex Painn From The Lo
    Flex Painn From The Lo
    29 ditë më parë

    The will of the spirit that is the oceans

  51. Ali Chohan
    Ali Chohan
    29 ditë më parë

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    29 ditë më parë

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    29 ditë më parë

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  54. Eastern fence Lizard
    Eastern fence Lizard
    29 ditë më parë

    Earth's magnetic field: "you seem distant lately, is there something you want to tell me?: Earth: "there's someone else" Earth's magnetic field: "I knew it! You're seeing another magnetic field!" Rains tears for a million years.

  55. Study Wali Class
    Study Wali Class
    29 ditë më parë


  56. Rick Bailey
    Rick Bailey
    29 ditë më parë

    One time I walked in on Ganymede while it was perturbating...

    1. Eastern fence Lizard
      Eastern fence Lizard
      29 ditë më parë

      He should have locked the door, better knock from now on! Ganymede is growing up.

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    29 ditë më parë

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  58. ronkirk50
    29 ditë më parë

    Geo science discovers continue to amaze and delight.

  59. UNK
    29 ditë më parë

    Plot twist: the second gravitational field is actually your mother.

    1. no u
      no u
      28 ditë më parë

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  60. Mundo Frm Pakistan
    Mundo Frm Pakistan
    29 ditë më parë

    If the body heat of 7 billion people is being absorbed how come the ocean is freezing cold 😂yeah Ight

  61. den2002ph
    29 ditë më parë

    when i was a child i thought that magnetic field = gravity

  62. Larry Stenger
    Larry Stenger
    29 ditë më parë

    If our earth core magnetic field and our oceans also create magnetic fields it stands to reason that they interact with each other, the stronger field dominating the weaker. Therefore ocean currents over time which help cause our weather patterns will be impacted greatly if and when our core magnetic field reverses which seems to be happening,g now....our weather will be come more erratic and unusual so will life as seen by the radical behavior of humans lately.

  63. Mark Ampil
    Mark Ampil
    29 ditë më parë

    Magnetic field 2: Electromagnetic Boogaloo

  64. Muzammil Basha Shaik
    Muzammil Basha Shaik
    29 ditë më parë


  65. MrCZRC
    29 ditë më parë

    I heard there was a 2nd magnetic field around your mama

  66. Sebastien H
    Sebastien H
    29 ditë më parë


  67. Yohan
    29 ditë më parë

    so we land asteroids with water on mars to kickstart its habitability

  68. Joel
    29 ditë më parë

    Tick, tock goes the DOOM 🕙 #climatecrisis #naturedoesnotgiveadamnaboutusandourquarrels #YOUarewitnessingtheENDofEVERYTHINGbecauseofanobsessionwithFLATTENEDTREESakamoney #hurryupwiththevaccineandDOsomethingaboutitNOW

  69. Mardeth Kellerman
    Mardeth Kellerman
    29 ditë më parë

    The earth's magnetic field is failing... Yoda: Fear not should you, Another one there is...

  70. Uhlbelk
    29 ditë më parë

    How does the sun's magnetic field interact with the earths magnetic field? And what forces are applied when the earth magnetic field flips?

  71. VariantAEC
    29 ditë më parë

    Oh... Big whoop.

    1. VariantAEC
      29 ditë më parë

      2018? Holy what? How sensitive is my sh••! I'm not even within 600 miles of the nearest ocean water and did this 20 years ago!

  72. Colonel Banana
    Colonel Banana
    29 ditë më parë

    This comment is sponsored by a curious mind.

  73. Mr.P-Fox
    29 ditë më parë

    gamers create a lot of charge being salty and free flowing..

  74. Doping1234
    29 ditë më parë

    Wouldn't this secondary field counteract the primary field?

  75. TheMarshmallowMe
    29 ditë më parë

    It's so good to see information about geomagnetism being spread! And so fun to see the work of my former professors being cited 😄

  76. Little Forest
    Little Forest
    29 ditë më parë

    However, a flow/current of molten metal or ocean does not coincide with an electrical current, cause in sum both are electrically neutral. So this apparently can't be the actual scientific explanation and the given explanation here is an over-simplification. So what is the actual scientific explanation for the earths' magnetic field(s)?

  77. SHASHANK108
    29 ditë më parë

    How come I found this 🤓 video between GameStop and Wall Street?

  78. Trey Sparling
    Trey Sparling
    29 ditë më parë

    Babe wake up, new magnetic field just dropped

  79. Galo Aguirre
    Galo Aguirre
    29 ditë më parë

    entropy is due to the number of 'ordered' configurations of a system being outnumbered by the # of chaotic configurations of said system. this would apply to society too, no? democratic order vs a dictarships/war lord-doms/Mad Max scenarios, etc...

  80. Raqib Reyaz
    Raqib Reyaz
    29 ditë më parë

    Bro how are doing animation in your videos...any software u are using...plz tell

  81. herranton1979
    29 ditë më parë

    Holy crap! The ESA did something that didn't end in a giant flaming explosion crashing back to Earth! Good Job Guys! I proud of you!

  82. Frostborn3021
    29 ditë më parë


  83. infinateU
    29 ditë më parë

    The Mounder minimum of the late 16th century is todays eddy minimum, not global warming. Earth’s magnetic shield is wavering and enabling the polar vortex to dip into North America BREAKING even MORE cold temperature RECORDS.

  84. Robert Schlesinger
    Robert Schlesinger
    29 ditë më parë

    Very interesting and worthwhile video.

  85. Levi Howell
    Levi Howell
    29 ditë më parë

    So the earth makes this huge magnetic field which extends far out into space, why doesn’t it have much strength? Is it cause we’re so far away from its source?

    1. Levi Howell
      Levi Howell
      19 ditë më parë

      @hpekristiansen excellent explanation, I really appreciate it

    2. hpekristiansen
      20 ditë më parë

      @Levi Howell You can even have a magnet several thousand times stronger than earth in your pocket and the compass will still point north. This is because the field quickly becomes weak with distance (field falls off inversely with the cube of the distance at large distances). The earth is huge in comparison, so we are not far away from it. We are right at the surface of this weak ball magnet.

    3. Levi Howell
      Levi Howell
      20 ditë më parë

      @hpekristiansen how come a compass doesn’t point towards the local junk yard with the really strong magnet to pick up metal? That magnet is more powerful than the earths but it’s pull doesn’t influence anything other than what’s in its immediate area. Is it bc the earth is a really big but weak magnet and the one at the junkyard is small but really strong?

    4. hpekristiansen
      29 ditë më parë

      ALL magnetic fields extends infinitely. Earths magnetic field is tiny (25 to 65 μT) ... really really tiny. -just enough to turn a compass needle.

  86. Wyatt Hunter
    Wyatt Hunter
    29 ditë më parë

    Isn’t everything we know magnetism and dielectric in see of energy we are part of?

  87. Vokaynroks
    29 ditë më parë

    New magnetic field just dropped.

  88. twocvbloke
    29 ditë më parë

    You could say, the Earth has a 'magnetic personality'!!! Humour!!! I love it!!! :P

  89. Andrew Almond
    Andrew Almond
    29 ditë më parë

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  90. Ananya Akruwala
    Ananya Akruwala
    29 ditë më parë

    Wow this is so interesting and intriguing! Nature is really bizarre and beautiful! 😍👍🏻🇮🇳

  91. Abhiram's Studio
    Abhiram's Studio
    29 ditë më parë

    I think that Ganymede and Io have the liquid metal magnetic field

  92. Travis Shepherd
    Travis Shepherd
    29 ditë më parë

    Dudes gettin thick

  93. Lyndsay Brown
    Lyndsay Brown
    29 ditë më parë

    It's not the only type of magnetism. There's also... Animal magnetism. ;-]

  94. Najwa Laylah
    Najwa Laylah
    29 ditë më parë

    Like most of my favourite channels, it wouldn't seem like this one has ever been censored.

  95. 6612770PLUS
    29 ditë më parë

    "More research is needed"...

  96. Melody
    29 ditë më parë

    If a magnetic field by salt water is 20,000 times weaker than one made by rock, how could you ever expect to distinguish it from the regular magnetic fields? Sounds like a really crappy way to tell about water

  97. Raphaël Ghünnter
    Raphaël Ghünnter
    29 ditë më parë

    1:30 you mean 'minuscule'?

  98. Justin
    29 ditë më parë

    Lmao I really wanted to like the music for scientists but it just cringed me off a cliff. To be fair im just a humble blue collar guy. But lmao that music is pretty pretty weird

  99. Patty
    29 ditë më parë

    Hey look... Something I wrote about years ago in some random comments... And now there is proof

  100. Sonja Johnson
    Sonja Johnson
    29 ditë më parë

    I wonder if we will someday be able to investigate this weaker magnetic field in relation to weather systems. Might it affect the formation of thunderstorms? Or be a contributing factor to even larger weather events like hurricanes?