Articles tagged "magnetic pole reversal"

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Earth's magnetic flip and what it means for human civilization

Earth's magnetic field has flipped many times throughout history and is now on its way toward another reversal. While the topic was highly controversial in the 20th century, numerous studies over the past decades have proven this as a fact, that it's...

February 08, 2018

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The anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field which has geophysicists abuzz

In this interview, EGU's Laura Roberts Artal speaks with Jay Shah, a Ph.D. student at Imperial College London, who is investigating the South Atlantic Anomaly, a patch over the South Atlantic where the Earth’s magnetic field is weaker than elsewhere on the...

September 25, 2017

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Why the Earth’s magnetic poles could be about to swap places – and how it would affect us

The Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field – protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing. Indeed, our planet’s...

January 27, 2017

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Widespread extinction after Earth's hyperactive magnetic field reversals

Research results of the new study indicate the rapid reversals of Earth's magnetic field which occurred about 550 million years ago is responsible for destroying a huge portion of the ozone layer. This destruction has, in turn, allowed a higher concentration of...

February 23, 2016

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Earth’s magnetic field can flip in less than 100 years, new study

It is known that Earth’s magnetic field has flipped many times throughout the planet’s history. Its dipole magnetic field remains about the same intensity for thousands to millions of years, but for incompletely known reasons it occasionally weakens (such is

October 15, 2014

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Three-satellite Swarm constellation launched to study Earth's magnetic field

ESA’s three-satellite "Swarm" constellation was launched into a near-polar orbit by a Russian Rockot launcher on November 22, 2013. In next four years, Swarm satellites will monitor Earth’s magnetic field, from the depth of our

November 22, 2013

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Magnetic pole reversal of the Sun 3 - 4 months away

As it does approximately every 11 years on a solar cycle, the Sun's magnetic field is now reversing. Measurements have confirmed that we are about 3 - 4 months away from complete magnetic field reversal when Sun's inner magnetic dynamo will re-organize itself.

August 06, 2013