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The Magnetic North Pole Is Rapidly Moving Because of Some Blobs

Researchers from U.K. and Denmark say they've uncovered the reason for this mysterious movement: Two writhing lobes of magnetic force are duking it out near Earth's core. "The wandering of Earth’s north magnetic pole, the location where the magnetic field points vertically downwards, has long been a topic of scientific fascination," the researchers write in their paper, which appears in the May 5 issue of Nature Geoscience.  Read more....

 

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