Researchers show that the iron oxide hematite remains magnetic deep within Earth’s mantle
This shift both prevented the protective magnetic field from collapsing and recharged it
What links the center of the Earth, billions of smartphones, and BGS scientists? The answer is: the recently updated World Magnetic Model (WMM)
How are we only seeing this now?
When the solar wind – which is really a driving rain of charged particles from the sun – strikes Earth’s protective magnetic field, the shock generates roiling, turbulent magnetic fields that enshroud the planet and stretch for hundreds of thousands of miles.
A study of the most recent near-reversals of the Earth’s magnetic field by an international team of researchers, including the University of Liverpool, has found it is unlikely that such an event will take place anytime soon.
This could be precursor to Earth’s poles swapping places.