Earth’s magnetic poles ‘overdue’ for reversal

<  Earth’s magnetic poles ‘overdue’ for reversal

From Cosmos (no not Cosmo) magazine:

SYDNEY: A reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles could happen sooner than we think, according to Dutch scientists who report that the planet’s magnetic field is becoming gradually less stable.

A reversal could affect everything from navigation and communications equipment to the composition of the atmosphere, say experts.

The report, published today in the U.K. journal Nature Geoscience, found that reversals have been far more common in the last 200 million years than they were deep in the planet’s history.

Sure, it may create disasters (or may not), but it still sounds like it would be kind of cool to experience.

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One Response to “Earth’s magnetic poles ‘overdue’ for reversal”

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No thanks. I already have enough trouble telling which end is up…

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