The day the Earth flips out- scientists race to unravel mystery of planet’s magetic field

August 31, 2011- LONDON -Earthquakes, explosions and observations of Earth’s ever-changing magnetic field are helping scientists open up a new window on the heart of our planet. The magnetic field also acts as a protective barrier between us and some of the dangers of space, shielding us from radiation in the solar wind. The Earth’s magnetic field has been steadily weakening over the past 180 years. And there is one patch that is weakening faster than any other. It is an area scientists have dubbed the “South Atlantic Anomaly“, which sits over the South Atlantic and the centre of South America. It is a known hazard for spacecraft because it creates a dip in the field, allowing charged particles into the orbit of satellites and upsetting their electronics and instrumentation. But what some scientists suspect is that it could be much more than an inconvenience to satellite operators – it could be the first indication of a profound change in Earth’s magnetic field. When scientists mapped the Earth’s magnetic field down to the level of the outer-core, they discovered that under the South Atlantic Anomaly the simple north-south divide we know at the surface had broken down. There are patches where the field has actually flipped and points north instead of south. Using his weather analogy, Lathrop believes “a particularly violent or unusual patch of weather” in the molten metal of the outer-core is responsible for reversing the field. If these patches continue to deepen and spread, the entire Earth’s magnetic field could reach a tipping point and flip, he believes. It is not something that would happen overnight – it could take thousands of years, during which period the field would be pretty confused. The magnetic poles could wander to the equator for example, and take with them the spectacular Northern Lights. It would not be out of character – the shifting flows of the core have reversed Earth’s field hundreds of times before. “It’s not a question of if the Earth is going to reverse the magnetic field, but when,” says Lathrop. Exactly when this might be remains one of the core’s many mysteries. But after centuries of speculation, scientists are finally beginning to understand this great wonder lying 6,000km beneath our feet. -BBC
For more information on the South Atlanic Anomaly see my book chapter: The Hole in the Sky
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11 Responses to The day the Earth flips out- scientists race to unravel mystery of planet’s magetic field

  1. Anthony says:

    Science “sees it now” because they are in control of the direction of the overall narrative. I can’t wait to see how they try and continue their narrative when the field starts going haywire. You will witness the most hilarious fictional pieces in history.

  2. Gen says:

    “Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” 1 Corinthians 1:20

    “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;” 1 Corinthians 1:27

    Mankind will always be confused in science as he/she will always try and complicate things. God’s truth is plain and simple.

  3. SamanthaH says:

    Hi, I have been on this website since January this year & i have to say… Its news, the news that we, humanity needs too know. Not about mel gibsons court case (was on this mornings news) You know? NEWS ABOUT OUR MOTHER EARTH! We deserve to hear it & im so glad that you, Alvin, have made this website to let people know what is going on. & you also dont do it in such a way that promotes consiracy theories aswell, you just simply give us the info we need & let us think ourselves. I thank you for that. Seriously, this whole end of the world topic has set off the internet with so much disinformation im so grateful i know i can come here to find some FACTUAL answears. Thank you again alvin, god bless.

    Anthony – Im intrigued at your statements ‘hilarious fictional pieces of history’
    Please, enlighten me, because lately ive poked & prodded at theories such as NWO & i think you are referring to such things….

  4. George says:

    Here is an alternative view; Magnetic reversals can happen with great rapidity and this can be seen in ancient lava flows. here is an extract from an article by scientist J. Marvin Herndon and his ideas on how the Earth’s core functions ………. ‘On January 27, 2009, I submitted a brief but important scientific communication to Physical Review Letters which demonstrated that convection is physically impossible in the Earth’s fluid core because: (1) The core is too bottom-heavy due to compression by the weight above; (2) The core-bottom cannot remain hotter than the top, as required for convection, because the core is wrapped in an insulating blanket; and, (3) The ‘Rayleigh Number’ has been wrongly applied to justify core-convection. I suggested instead that the geomagnetic field is produced by Elsasser’s mechanism operating in the nuclear georeactor sub-shell. Earth’s fluid core comprises about 30% of the mass of the planet; the nuclear georeactor is only one ten-millionth as massive, meaning that disrupted convection in the georeactor could lead to very rapid changes, including rapid reversals of the geomagnetic field. Think of it this way: the direction and speed of a child’s tiny, self-moving toy train can be changed much more rapidly with far less force than that of the longest and heaviest, fully loaded, full-size freight train. From ancient lava flows, scientists have recently confirmed evidence of episodes of rapid geomagnetic field change – six degrees per day during one reversal and another of one degree per week – were reported. The relatively small mass of the georeactor is consistent with the possibility of a magnetic reversal occurring on a time scale as short as one month or several years. The recently observed more-rapid-than-usual movement of the North magnetic pole toward Siberia is thought by some to suggest that a reversal is imminent, although there is great uncertainty.’

  5. Anthony says:

    Well here is a perfect example. Right now I see a lot of mainstream news sources with articles on Mars. But wait, didn’t the Soviets just mess up two launches? How are you going to get there smarties!!!! So watch as they run out of narrative. It will be hilarious. Fiction will become so juvenile that even childish adults will wake up and realize they are being messed with on a daily basis lol.

  6. idiotbox says:

    Hmmm I wonder what could cause? magnetic interference …… a magnetic force larger than our own……just a thought……

  7. Robert says:

    South Atlantic anomaly may NOT be a natural anomaly after all.
    In the early 1960′s the man made EMP experiments called FISHBOWL program may be the true cause, permanently affecting the area. http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Starfish_Prime
    If anybody has any info concerning this, please post.

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