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When North Becomes South: New Clues to Earth's Mangetic Flip-Flops

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posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 12:12 PM
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Next time Earth's magnetic field flips, compass needles will point South instead of North. But scientists can't say when it will occur, and until now they've disagreed on how long the transitions take.

A new study pins down how long it took for the last four reversals to play out. It also finds that the dramatic turnarounds occur more quickly at nearer the equator than at higher latitudes closer to the poles.

That means folks living during the next reversal -- which some scientists speculate might be underway -- will see compasses change and behave differently in different locations, study leader Brad Clement, of Florida International University, told SPACE.com

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posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 06:03 PM
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There is also a period of time (during the actual process) when the Earth is left with no magnetic field. Not sure if this is for days or a least a lifetime.

Scary, I guess.



posted on Apr, 9 2004 @ 03:08 AM
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