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Facts and Faith 12(2):4-5. CELD ID 6651
|Earth design update: Sulfur in the core|
Sometimes evidence for divine design comes to us serendipitously when scientists are looking for something that seems to have little to do with Earth and its unique life-support characteristics. One such piece of evidence arose recently from an astronomical mission to Mars. A sensitive magnetometer on board the Mars Global Surveyor reported some unexpected results.1 It found that Mars's magnetic field is, at best, forty thousand times weaker than Earth's, ten (or more) times lower than the limits established by previous Mars studies.2 With such a weak, or possibly non-existent, magnetic field, the Martian surface has virtually no protection from deadly solar x-rays.