NASA detects an anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field that could have terrible consequences for humans

NASA detects an anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field that could have terrible consequences for humans
NASA detects an anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field that could have terrible consequences for humans

NASA experts have detected a kind of “dent” in it Earth’s magnetic field over South America and the South Atlantic which causes a significant decrease in the intensity of the planet’s magnetic field.

This phenomenon that has been named as South Atlantic Anomaly (SSA), In the short term it could affect satellites and spacecraft passing through the region, with exposure to high levels of radiation that could damage your electronic systems.

While long-term and in case it continues to grow, could have effects on telecommunications and in the earth’s electrical networks due to damage to satellites.

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This anomaly could also represent serious dangers to humans due to radiation exposure since over the years it will be an entrance through which the ‘pure’ energy of the Sun can sneak in.

“(This is) atypical behavior in the magnetic field land. Just above Latin America you can see a large region that has weakened,” said the experts, who have also detected that this phenomenon is dividing into two lobes, which further complicates space missions.

The magnetic field of the earth

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Concern about Anomaly in the South Atlantic:

  • Could affect telecommunications
  • Could affect electrical networks
  • It represents a danger to satellites
  • It represents a danger to special ships passing through the region.

The SAA was already known by experts, but it has raised alarms due to accelerated growth over the last four years of 7%. The emergence of the anomaly is attributed to the tilt of the Earth’s magnetic axis and the flow of liquid metals in its outer core.

Causes of Magnetic Field Anomaly

  • It grew 7% in the last 4 years
  • It is attributed to the tilt of the earth’s magnetic axis
  • Flow of liquid metals in its outer core

Northern lights generated by solar storms

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The absence of this natural shield that acts as a shell against the charged particles of the Sun would make life on Earth as we know it impossible due to solar radiation that would destroy the biosphere in a matter of years.

However, NASA emphasized that this weakened region of the Earth’s magnetic field does not affect life on the planet, But it is a danger for the satellites that orbit and are left unprotected against the Sun’s geomagnetic storms.

These storms were already a problem for our planet a few days ago with the presence of the northern lights in places where they are not usually common, reaching a G5 classification, the highest level since 2003.

 
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