Mystery Surrounds the Speed of Earth’s Magnetic North Pole’s Drift Towards Russia

Earlier this year, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the British Geological Survey (BGS) were forced to update the World Magnetic Model a year ahead of schedule due to the speed with which the magnetic north pole is shifting out of the Canadian Arctic and toward Russia’s Siberia. The BGS and the US National Centers for Environmental Information has … Continue reading

Record of Earth’s Past Magnetic Field Strength Embedded in Ancient Clay Jars

A stamped handle from Ramat Rahel. Such fragments are an archive of the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field at the time they were made. A collection of clay storage jar handles from ancient Judah – modern-day Jerusalem – is providing fresh insight into fluctuations in the Earth’s magnetic field. It’s long been known that the magnetic field – extending … Continue reading

Mysterious Sonic Booms Are Being Heard on the Moon

A sonic boom is heard when the shock waves created by an aircraft, a meteor or some other object traveling through the air at a speed faster than the speed of sound reach a human ear or some other listening device. A new study has found that there are sonic booms being generated on the Moon right now. Lots of … Continue reading

Massive Crack in Earth’s Magnetic Shield Detected

If you’re looking for something to take your mind off of the presidential election, this might do the trick. A giant crack has been discovered in the Earth’s magnetosphere – our first line of defense against those pesky cosmic rays that bring down electrical power grids, mess up global positioning systems, garble communications and make your skin look like the … Continue reading