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Correlations between the rotations of the terrestrial planets in our solar system and the magnetic field of the Sun have been previously noted. These correlations account for the opposite rotation of Venus as a result of the magnetic field of the Sun being dragged across the conducting core of Venus. Currently the Sun’s magnetic field is not sufficiently strong to account for the proposed correlations. But recently meteorite paleomagnetism measurements have indicated that during the Sun’s formation the magnetic field of the Sun was of sufficient strength to have resulted in the observed correlations. As a part of these correlations it was hypothesized that for a terrestrial planet to exhibit a magnetosphere that the average density must be ³5350±50 kg/m3. On this basis only the Earth and Mercury would have formed initial magnetospheres, while Venus, Mars, and the “Moon” would not have developed magnetospheres. For such correlations to still be present today probably requires our Sun to have been formed as a sole star and with what might be termed a friendly Jupiter. Otherwise the observed correlations would have been disrupted over time.


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