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Earth Magnetic Field

Magnetic Pole Reversal Got You Down? No Worries!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 09.15.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Whether the next major reversal happens in 100 years or 1,000 years we still can't tell for certain, but the effects will probably only impact migratory birds, whales and certain kinds of bacteria that navigate with the magnetic field. You and I will not notice much, except aurora in odd places of the world.

Dramatic Change Detected In Earth's Protective Field

LiveScience | Kelly Dickerson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according ...

REVEALED: Surprising Source Of 'Zebra Stripes' In Space

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 04.04.2014 | Science

Strange stripelike features in Earth's magnetic field are caused by the planet's spin, and not by the constant bombardment of solar particles as pre...

Speedy Particles Puzzle Solved?

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science

Huge electric fields in the radiation belts around Earth may help explain how electrons surrounding the planet can be accelerated to speeds near that ...

EXPLAINED: Puzzling Shift Of Earth's Magnetic Field

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 10.10.2013 | Science

Earth's magnetic field shields the planet from charged particles streaming from the sun, keeping it from becoming a barren, Mars-like rock. For more ...