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The Earth's magnetic field is weakening ten times faster than expected

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 08, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Jun 07, 2016

New satellite data from the European Space Agency has revealed some puzzling findings: the Earth's magnetic field appears to be weakening much faster than previous research would suggest. These measurements show that on the whole, our geomagnetic field is weakening about ten times faster than expected, at a rate of about 5% every decade. However, it's also important to note that in some regions it's actually strengthened, particularly over Asia. The data was collected by the ESA's...






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