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NASA's five THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a breach in Earth's magnetic field ten times larger than anything previously thought to exist. Solar wind can flow in through the opening to "load up" the magnetosphere for powerful geomagnetic storms. But the breach itself is not the biggest surprise. Researchers are even more amazed at the strange and unexpected way it forms, overturning long-held ideas of space physics. "At first I didn't believe it," says THEMIS project scientist David Sibeck of the Goddard Space Flight Center. "This finding fundamentally alters our understanding of the solar wind-magnetosphere interaction."
Originally posted by rickymouse
This has been the case for a long time. Repeated exposure is very bad for anyone yet people fly all over all the time. An occasional flight once a year isn't bad but repeated exposure is very bad for anyone. Why the government doesn't warn people I do not know, I suppose it would be bad to lose jobs in a time when so many are out of work. It has gotten worse with the weakening of the magnetic field I guess, that is what the research I read stated anyway.
I know that they divert airplanes according to known anomalies/breaches in the magnetic sphere. When they don't, well sometimes people on board can go crazy. Ever hear of an instance like that?