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    If the Sun is Attracting the planets of which we belong to. and It as is Our Magnetic fields are dropping. Couldn't we lose Magnetic - Gravitational Pull for the sun and be flung out into deep space, Or the outer planets. I know it gets weaker and stronger in during time naturally. But could there be a time in which it could get low enough to do this.?

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    The magnetic fields have no relation to our orbits. We are not magnetically bound to the Sun. We are gravitationally bound.
    At these masses, even the weakest "force" gravity overwhelms the stronger forces which are in slight supply.
    It's a bit like comparing the gravity of a mountain to a 9 volt battery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaCrow187 View Post
    It does? The opening lines...:
    Since your questions are roughly the same, I'll answer them both at once. Gravity and magnetism are not the same thing. In fact, they are completely separate forces.
    The first link was nothing but pseudo-scientific word salad.
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    Neverfly's comments are wholly accurate. However, ThaCrow, you may wish to note that the sun's magnetic field does influence the Earth. Solar flares occur as a result of the release of huge amounts of magnetic energy. These typically result in the ejection of large amounts of matter - a coronal mass ejection. If this intersects the Earth's magnetic field we enjoy auroral displays, or suffer damage to satellites, or ground based electricity distribution systes, if the CME is large enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Neverfly's comments are wholly accurate. However, ThaCrow, you may wish to note that the sun's magnetic field does influence the Earth. Solar flares occur as a result of the release of huge amounts of magnetic energy. These typically result in the ejection of large amounts of matter - a coronal mass ejection. If this intersects the Earth's magnetic field we enjoy auroral displays, or suffer damage to satellites, or ground based electricity distribution systes, if the CME is large enough.
    Interacts, yes, but does not influence our orbit- as in the Suns Magnetic field isn't going to push the Earth out of orbit, fling it out into space etc., should the Earths magnetic field fluctuate. Or, if the Earth somehow lost it (as other planets have a negligible magnetic field at all.)
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