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When the compass suddenly points south ( Magnetic Pole Flip, latest SHOCKING news)
German state television ^ | January 5

Posted on 01/05/2005 4:29:38 PM PST by Truth666

Magnetic Pole Flip, latest news : among the facts that are now revealed to the public : the magnetic field over the South Atlantic Ocean is now so weak that planes and satelites have now been forced to change their routes.


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Among the facts that are withheld : Beryllium 10 analysis in polar ice cores in Alfred-Wegener-Institut in Bremerhaven , Germany, shows human life a few thoudand years was IMPOSSIBLE on earth.
This was translated into "results will be annouced in Spring" ...
1 posted on 01/05/2005 4:29:38 PM PST by Truth666
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To: Truth666

Gad, and here I am without a good German dictionary....


2 posted on 01/05/2005 4:31:36 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Truth666

It's Bush's fault!


3 posted on 01/05/2005 4:31:46 PM PST by Stringfellow Hawke (#6: Be seeing you!)
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To: Truth666

Bush's fault.


4 posted on 01/05/2005 4:32:31 PM PST by MisterRepublican ("I must go. I must be elusive.")
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To: Truth666

So when do the greenpissers start protesting and demanding congressional hearings?


5 posted on 01/05/2005 4:32:36 PM PST by GSlob
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To: MisterRepublican

LOL!

You forgot:

"I demand a recount!"


6 posted on 01/05/2005 4:33:29 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
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To: Truth666

And, this just in, someone broke an "unbreakable" comb!

Its the end of the world!


7 posted on 01/05/2005 4:33:31 PM PST by Central Scrutiniser (I'll never have that recipe again.......)
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To: Truth666
"Magnetic Pole Flip, latest news: among the facts that are now revealed to the public: the magnetic field over the South Atlantic Ocean is now so weak that compasses now point to Michael Moore.".


8 posted on 01/05/2005 4:34:09 PM PST by Viking2002 (Taglines? Vikings don't need no steenkin' taglines..............)
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To: Truth666

The magnetic poles switching from north to south or vice versa is nothing new.


9 posted on 01/05/2005 4:34:14 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: Truth666

Oh man!!!

This is gonna make it hard on Santa....what with the logistics of moving everybody's presents.


10 posted on 01/05/2005 4:34:22 PM PST by Rhetorical pi2
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To: Truth666

Since when do airplanes is featurless ares like the south atlantic navigate with compasses?
...
Where's my tin foil hat...


11 posted on 01/05/2005 4:34:22 PM PST by konaice
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To: Truth666

Oh man!!!

This is gonna make it hard on Santa....what with the logistics of moving everybody's presents.


12 posted on 01/05/2005 4:35:01 PM PST by Rhetorical pi2
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To: Truth666

Is my SUV causing this?


13 posted on 01/05/2005 4:35:43 PM PST by spodefly (This message packaged with desiccant. Do not open until ready for use or inspection.)
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To: Truth666

PIFFLE


14 posted on 01/05/2005 4:35:52 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: bahblahbah
The magnetic poles switching from north to south or vice versa is nothing new.

Well not in the last few weeks anyway, and never since man started navigating by compass.

With pocket GPS units under $50 these days, I'm not sure it matters....

15 posted on 01/05/2005 4:36:36 PM PST by konaice
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To: Truth666

I'm up near Boston. Presuming that South America is a rough mirror image of North America (okay, VERY rough mirror image)
can't I just move and trade places with, say, some family roughly in the same longitude and opposite latitude? Perhaps,
for Boston, it would be Barrancas or San Salvador in Argentina.


16 posted on 01/05/2005 4:37:10 PM PST by C210N
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To: Truth666

My sincere apologies for clicking on POST an extra time.

The bandwith I am wasting for casual remarks is troubling.


17 posted on 01/05/2005 4:37:17 PM PST by Rhetorical pi2
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To: MEG33

I'm sensing you're not on board with this.....


18 posted on 01/05/2005 4:37:26 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: konaice

I knew a magnetic pole once, Steve Wisnowski, that guy could get any chick!


19 posted on 01/05/2005 4:37:28 PM PST by Central Scrutiniser (I'll never have that recipe again.......)
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To: All

All right, to be fair, the magnetic field is definitely weakening.

But, to suggest that it will reverse soon is dishonest. It likely will take another thousand years or morer


20 posted on 01/05/2005 4:37:34 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("War is an ugly thing, but...the decayed feeling...which thinks nothing worth war, is worse." -Mill)
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To: PatrickHenry

PING Based on the first post, I suspect this thread might be interesting to you.


21 posted on 01/05/2005 4:37:59 PM PST by LanPB01
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To: Truth666
Doesn't make sense:

Ya don't have to change a route just because the magnetic compass doesn't work as well as it used to over the south Atlantic.

You, may, however, have to change HOW you navigate (GPS for example, or inertial nav systems) but the ROUTE stays the same.
22 posted on 01/05/2005 4:38:11 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Kerry's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Viking2002
among the facts that are now revealed to the public: the magnetic field over the South Atlantic Ocean is now so weak that compasses now point to Michael Moore.
FLMAO!
23 posted on 01/05/2005 4:38:25 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
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To: Truth666
There was a Nova episode on PBS this past year describing this phenomena. Although it sounds incredibly ominous, the problems won't affect humans too much.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/magnetic/

We will lose a chunk of protection from harmful rays, necessitating more sunscreen. It will make compass navigation unreliable in places, as the magnetic pole reversal occurs in a "splotchy," random way over time until it just all flips over. This will affect animals much more, as migration patterns will be affected until the birds relearn their paths.

We can't do anything to change it, so we must live with it. At least the Aurora Borealis will be a common sight!
24 posted on 01/05/2005 4:39:19 PM PST by ScottM1968
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To: anniegetyourgun

babelfish translation:

If the compass suddenly points to the south

The earth's magnetic field shrinks for some years in rapid speed, north and South Pole could soon the places exchange. First consequences become already apparent: Satellites fail suddenly, cosmic radiation penetrate strengthen the protective shell of the atmosphere. W SUCH AS KNOWLEDGE asks, what means the development for humans and nature.

25. October 2003: one point in the eastern Pacific, briefly before Peru, to see is nothing as water. But a Japanese integrated satellite of one second stops eight hundred kilometers over it on the other any function activity. Drive and electronics fail, it tumble by the universe.


Polar lights over Paris

Three days later look humans in Paris surprised to the nocturnal sky. Over the French capital something is to be seen high, which continues to give it otherwise only many north: Polar lights! A pageant from electrical discharges in the atmosphere, which erred until Europe.

The experts in the control stations of the space authorities are alarmed. Ever more frequently it comes to sudden satellite disturbances - above all if a satellite flew briefly before over the southern Atlantic. The experts of the European space agency ESA worry themselves already around its missions, because the incidents seem to be only the first signs of a phenomenon from by far larger extent to.

Professor Hermann Luehr of the geo research center in potsdam is to go to the strange events on behalf of the ESA now on the reason. For it everything turns around a phenomenon, which is enough from the widths of the universe in the internal of the planet: the magnetic field of the earth. One sees, hears and tastes it not. But 3,000 kilometers under our feet, in the outside earth core, produce whirling masses of molten metal an electromagnetic field, which surrounds the earth like an invisible covering.


Shield for the solar wind

The magnetic field serves above all a purpose: It protects the earth against the electrically charged particles of the solar wind and against radioactive radiation from the universe thanks of this shield is at all possible the life for plants, animals and humans on ground connection, and can also to satellites unimpaired their courses draw - so far at least.

Because the shield weakening ELT, particularly over the south Atlantic he seems to have become loechrig. The magnetic field sank here on only 60 per cent of its otherwise usual strength. It is the place, in which many satellites fail. And also the astronauts of the international space station fly about 16 times on the day over the south Atlantic. Their flight takes only ever 10 minutes over the weak point - nevertheless on the year counted they get whole 90 per cent of their radiation dosage in this small place off.

In order to fathom, which over the earth is loose, the researchers on the soil must begin. The mystery around the magnetic field leads into the small village Niemegk in Brandenburg. Of disturbing railway lines and industry the "geomagnetic observatory" stands far off. High-sensitive devices are here one of the last large secrets of the earth air. In the 1-second pulse the apparatuses measure the strength of the magnetic field. Nearly 200 of such observatories is distributed on whole earth. But at the measuring instrument each mark other numbers blink, the strength of the magnetic field constantly change.


Moving poles

A completely new development? In archives the recordings of the observatory store 19 since that. Century. Since the first measurements the magnetic field in Niemegk became a little stronger altogether. But global it takes always further off - and that racing fast. 10 per cent more weakly in only 170 years - for the researchers is alarming paying. And still something holds it in breath: The magnetic poles move!

The magnetic north pole is not today long any longer, where it in former times once was. At the magnetic observatory the high-sensitive equipments must be adjusted therefore constantly again - for the researchers one of the most important tasks at all. Because if the north is not always equal to the north, orientation with compass and map could turn out fast to gambling.

By the opened window Hans Joachim Linthe focuses the Niemegker water tower once in the week firm landmarks, first, then the church tower. From the measuring instrument it reads off, in which angle the towers to the geographical north pole. Then it aligns the equipment at the lines of flux of the magnetic field, so that it points to magnetically north, and focuses again the water tower. The angle is now much larger, since the magnetic deviates from the geographical north pole. This deviation constantly changes, because the magnetic north pole races at present with ever higher speed by northern Canada.


North pole already soon in Siberia?

Since 1590 it put nearly 2,000 kilometers back - and with it the direction, to which the compass needle points. The magnetic pole moves with nearly 60 kilometers in the year, still before ten years was only half so fast it at present. Already soon it could have reached Siberia.

Before two years there was the first alarm in the professional world therefore: If the magnetic field decreases further so fast and the poles move still more, it could break down soon completely and develop itself only after thousands of years again - in reverse direction! Everything points on it, so the researchers in the magazine "Nature" that the north and the south could exchange the places in approximately 2,000 years! Also in a computer simulation sketched by American geophycisists all this is the first signs, before the earth's magnetic field commutates itself.

A view into geologic history brings however amazing to light: In the past the magnetic field turned even already several times completely. Whenever the hot earth core changed again its direction.


Possible answers in drill cores

When did that happen last? And how long did it last? Possible answers store in a refrigerating chamber of the geo research center in potsdam. In hundreds of drill cores age-old lava from ocean floors and lakes is received. When the glowing rock sank thousands of years ago on the bottom of the sea, it cooled down - both the respective strength of the magnetic field and its adjustment "were frozen" in such a way.

Palaeomagnetologen draw with the help of a magnetometer their secret from the drill cores. In small glass cubes they put the rock samples on a run volume, which in-runs into the measuring apparatus. There the mineral magnetite contained in the stone is measured on his adjustment and magnetic strength. On a map of the world the computer can indicate in such a way, where the magnetic north pole was in the past already everywhere.

Over the results the researchers first were surprised: The north and the south constantly were on large journey! The poles on the average exchanged every 500,000 years the places, the last pole reversal of the earth's magnetic field took place before 780,000 years. Purely computationally a renewed pole reversal would be therefore overdue.


What happened at that time?

But which happened at that time - did animals become extinct? Were there mutations? Did cosmic radiation grill the earth's surface? Many researchers state, nothing of it passed. But nobody really knows it. Less favourable compass navigation seems to be thereby still the smallest problem: Government inspection departments and other satellite-based systems replace the antiquated magnetic needle already today. But the straight satellites are as the first in danger, if solar winds and cosmic radiation of the earth move ever closer on the Pelle.

Hermann Luehr of the geo research center potsdam is to therefore find for the European space agency ESA of the mystery solution. It brings the satellite project to "Swarm" on the way, which is to predict, how the magnetic field continues to develop. Three satellites are to circle the earth starting from 2009, in order to exactly measure the procedures in the interior of the earth. At least in the universe one wants to be prepared as well as possible, if the blue planet changes its coat in the future.

(authors: Thomas's pasture brook, Sarah Zierul)




What would if be? Researcher between Apokalypse and 'all-clear' signal

Which could come to plants, animals and humans, if the earth's magnetic field continues to decrease and turns sometime, is so far disputed in the science. Would cosmic radiation meet on earth? Would it come to jet cancer, mutations and kind dying? How would the animals react, which orient themselves at the magnetic field? W such as knowledge accompanies zoologists, astrophysicists and polar researchers thereby, like it one of the largest mysteries of the earth on the reason goes and encounters apart from many open questions also some possible answers.

With loud din a jumbo jet jet rises from the runway in Johannesburg, its goal: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hardly someone knows that the flier is on the air lane with the world-wide highest radiation dose: Over the south Atlantic the earth's magnetic field is extremely weak, cosmic radiation can more deeply than otherwise into the atmosphere penetrating here.

While the routes of the steel birds can be changed fast, such an adjustment is easy for migratory birds less. They orient themselves on their long distances into warmer Gefilde also at the magnetic field of the earth. Could a pole reversal lead to the fact that the animals itself hopelessly mad?

In order to find out, zoologists of the university accomplish in Frankfurt/Main attempts with robins. Because exactly like Kraniche or geese fly also the small singing birds for the winter on the search for food toward the south. Which role back really plays the magnetic field on its long way to Spain or North Africa and, the first test shows in the laboratory.


Robin with sense of magnet

Peter Thalau sets a robin carefully into a trichterfoermigen attempt cage. In free nature the bird would already long be on the way to Spain - it is finally autumn. It tried to escape, flutters at the cage wall on and off. And although it cannot see, where it flies, decides it again and again for the same direction: The south. In the laboratory there are no natural signposts/guides such as sun or landmarks, but the earth's magnetic field notices the bird also here. Owing to its sense of magnet the bird flies to the correct direction - even if only against the cage wall.

Next one tests, as the robin with a weaker magnetic field comes by right. Peter Thalau attaches an electromagnetic coil, which is approximately developed around the cage, and turns the strength of the artificial magnetic field on only ten per cent down. So weakly it could become in the future also on ground connection.

Again it sets the robin into the funnel cage. First it is irritated complete, flies to all possible directions, not there, where the south is. But after some time it got accustomed to the weaker field.

The attempts with robins are the heart of the work of Professor Werner Wiltschko. Since for 35 years he investigates the sense of magnet of birds and has as the first found out, how he functions. In always new attempts he evaluates the paper sheets, on which the birds in the cage leave their scratch marks.


How does the animal world react?

But one is still completely open also for Werner Wiltschko: How would migratory birds react to if the north and the south over long time wildly around-mad? Them instead of the magnetic field did sun, stars and landmarks the way become point? No attempt simulated that so far, and also the view into geologic history does not help: Which the many pole reversals had in the past for effects on the animal world, nobody knows.

It does not only concern birds: Also whales cross thousands of nautical miles in the open ocean, salmon move from the widths of the sea to their breeding places lain upstream. For the entire ecological system of the earth the magnetic field plays so a substantial role.


does the cosmic radiation "grill" to us?

But which is with the cosmic radiation? Would it destroy the earth with a pole reversal "crickets" and all life? Professor Harald Lesch, astrophysicist at the residents of Munich university, gives 'all-clear' signal: In a computer model it exposed the completely demagnetised earth unprotectedly to the solar wind. The physical computation shows, what would happen according to its opinion: , the electrically charged particles hurled by the sun toward earth meet the atmosphere and form here a kind spare magnetic field. Thus the cosmic radiation is led around the earth, the earth's surface remains protected.

But the model is pure theory. In the eternal ice of the Antarctic polar researchers want to now examine, what actually happened, when the magnetic field commutated itself for the last time. A researcher team from ten European countries gets out over three kilometers of depth the probably most precious ice of the world to the light: Frozen rain from the time, in which north pole and South Pole exchanged the places last - before 780,000 years.


On the search for beryllium 10

Whether it came at that time to mutations and skin cancer, was to clarify an investigation, which begins in Bremerhaven: At Alfred-Wegener-Institut the ice is prepared for its complicated analysis. It concerns a metallic element: Beryllium 10. It forms, if cosmic radiation divides oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the terrestrial atmosphere. If the researchers should find it in the ice, that would mean that radiation is met on earth actually.

First the Glaziologen must find out, which piece of the drill core is at all the correct: When the pole reversal began completely exactly and lasted like long it accurately, so far nobody knows. Then the ice from the pole reversal time can be melted, so that the enclosed gases separate - also beryllium 10 became measurable thereby. First results expect the researchers in the spring.

So long it remains open whether they can give 'all-clear' signal or not. But ever scientist did not stand so briefly before an answer to the crucial question: Which consequences would a pole reversal of the earth's magnetic field for the life of plants, animals and humans have?

(authors: Thomas's pasture brook, Sarah Zierul)


25 posted on 01/05/2005 4:39:28 PM PST by Rebelbase (Who is General Chat?)
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To: Truth666
Magnetic Pole Flip, latest news : among the facts that are now revealed to the public : the magnetic field over the South Atlantic Ocean is now so weak that planes and satelites have now been forced to change their routes.

ROFLMAO.

Other than minor tweaks satellites really have a limited ability to change their orbits at all. Geostationary satellites are always over one place on the equator. And it's impossible for polar-orbiting sats to avoid going over areas of the earth. And they don't use compasses to navigate either.

And airliners generally aren't navigating by magnetic compass either.

This is all pure BS.

26 posted on 01/05/2005 4:39:41 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Truth666

Not quite. The article says that nobody really knows what happened 780,000 years ago, whether there were more mutations or a die-off or what. But saying a "few thousand" grossly understates the timeframe involved.


27 posted on 01/05/2005 4:40:13 PM PST by mbourgon
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To: konaice

Yes, but the iron patterns on the ocean floor indicate that it has happened in the past.


28 posted on 01/05/2005 4:40:14 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle! We're NUMBER ONE!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

;)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1314839/posts
Cartographers Redrawing Maps After Tsunami [Straits of Malacca 4K feet deep before, now 100 feet?]
Here's one to watch!


29 posted on 01/05/2005 4:41:11 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: ScottM1968

The link, working:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/magnetic/


30 posted on 01/05/2005 4:41:12 PM PST by ScottM1968
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To: Jemian

Yes, many times...


31 posted on 01/05/2005 4:41:39 PM PST by konaice
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To: Truth666

In English (with arbitrary paragraph tags):

If the compass suddenly points to the south The earth's magnetic field shrinks for some years in rapid speed, north and South Pole could soon the places exchange. First consequences become already apparent: Satellites fail suddenly, cosmic radiation penetrate strengthen the protective shell of the atmosphere.

W SUCH AS KNOWLEDGE asks, what means the development for humans and nature.

25. October 2003: one point in the eastern Pacific, briefly before Peru, to see is nothing as water. But a Japanese integrated satellite of one second stops eight hundred kilometers over it on the other any function activity. Drive and electronics fail, it tumble by the universe.

Polar lights over Paris Three days later look humans in Paris surprised to the nocturnal sky. Over the French capital something is to be seen high, which continues to give it otherwise only many north: Polar lights! A pageant from electrical discharges in the atmosphere, which erred until Europe. The experts in the control stations of the space authorities are alarmed.

Ever more frequently it comes to sudden satellite disturbances - above all if a satellite flew briefly before over the southern Atlantic. The experts of the European space agency ESA worry themselves already around its missions, because the incidents seem to be only the first signs of a phenomenon from by far larger extent to. Professor Hermann Luehr of the geo research center in potsdam is to go to the strange events on behalf of the ESA now on the reason.

For it everything turns around a phenomenon, which is enough from the widths of the universe in the internal of the planet: the magnetic field of the earth. One sees, hears and tastes it not.

But 3,000 kilometers under our feet, in the outside earth core, produce whirling masses of molten metal an electromagnetic field, which surrounds the earth like an invisible covering. Shield for the solar wind The magnetic field serves above all a purpose: It protects the earth against the electrically charged particles of the solar wind and against radioactive radiation from the universe thanks of this shield is at all possible the life for plants, animals and humans on ground connection, and can also to satellites unimpaired their courses draw - so far at least.

Because the shield weakening ELT, particularly over the south Atlantic he seems to have become loechrig. The magnetic field sank here on only 60 per cent of its otherwise usual strength. It is the place, in which many satellites fail. And also the astronauts of the international space station fly about 16 times on the day over the south Atlantic. Their flight takes only ever 10 minutes over the weak point - nevertheless on the year counted they get whole 90 per cent of their radiation dosage in this small place off.

In order to fathom, which over the earth is loose, the researchers on the soil must begin. The mystery around the magnetic field leads into the small village Niemegk in Brandenburg. Of disturbing railway lines and industry the "geomagnetische Observatorium" stands far off;. High-sensitive devices are here one of the last large secrets of the earth air.

In the 1-second pulse the apparatuses measure the strength of the magnetic field. Nearly 200 of such observatories is distributed on whole earth. But at the measuring instrument each mark other numbers blink, the strength of the magnetic field constantly change. Moving poles A completely new development? In archives the recordings of the observatory store 19 since that. Century. Since the first measurements the magnetic field in Niemegk became a little stronger altogether.

But global it takes always further off - and that racing fast. 10 per cent more weakly in only 170 years - for the researchers is alarming paying. And still something holds it in breath: The magnetic poles move! The magnetic north pole is not today long any longer, where it in former times once was.

At the magnetic observatory the high-sensitive equipments must be adjusted therefore constantly again - for the researchers one of the most important tasks at all. Because if the north is not always equal to the north, orientation with compass and map could turn out fast to gambling. By the opened window Hans Joachim Linthe focuses the Niemegker water tower once in the week firm landmarks, first, then the church tower.

From the measuring instrument it reads off, in which angle the towers to the geographical north pole. Then it aligns the equipment at the lines of flux of the magnetic field, so that it points to magnetically north, and focuses again the water tower. The angle is now much larger, since the magnetic deviates from the geographical north pole. This deviation constantly changes, because the magnetic north pole races at present with ever higher speed by northern Canada.

North pole already soon in Siberia? Since 1590 it put nearly 2,000 kilometers back - and with it the direction, to which the compass needle points. The magnetic pole moves with nearly 60 kilometers in the year, still before ten years was only half so fast it at present. Already soon it could have reached Siberia. Before two years there was the first alarm in the professional world therefore: If the magnetic field decreases further so fast and the poles move still more, it could break down soon completely and develop itself only after thousands of years again - in reverse direction! Everything points on it, so the researchers in the magazine "Nature", that the north and the south could exchange the places in approximately 2,000 years!

Also in a computer simulation sketched by American geophycisists all this is the first signs, before the earth's magnetic field commutates itself. A view into geologic history brings however amazing to light: In the past the magnetic field turned even already several times completely. Whenever the hot earth core changed again its direction. Possible answers in drill cores When did that happen last? And how long did it last?

Possible answers store in a refrigerating chamber of the geo research center in potsdam. In hundreds of drill cores age-old lava from ocean floors and lakes is received. When the glowing rock sank thousands of years ago on the bottom of the sea, it cooled down - both the respective strength of the magnetic field and its adjustment were "eingefroren" in such a way;. Palaeomagnetologen draw with the help of a magnetometer their secret from the drill cores.

In small glass cubes they put the rock samples on a run volume, which in-runs into the measuring apparatus. There the mineral magnetite contained in the stone is measured on his adjustment and magnetic strength. On a map of the world the computer can indicate in such a way, where the magnetic north pole was in the past already everywhere. Over the results the researchers first were surprised: The north and the south constantly were on large journey! The poles on the average exchanged every 500,000 years the places, the last pole reversal of the earth's magnetic field took place before 780,000 years.

Purely computationally a renewed pole reversal would be therefore overdue. What happened at that time? But which happened at that time - did animals become extinct? Were there mutations? Did cosmic radiation grill the earth's surface? Many researchers state, nothing of it passed. But nobody really knows it. Less favourable compass navigation seems to be thereby still the smallest problem: Government inspection departments and other satellite-based systems replace the antiquated magnetic needle already today. But the straight satellites are as the first in danger, if solar winds and cosmic radiation of the earth move ever closer on the Pelle.

Hermann Luehr of the geo research center potsdam is to therefore find for the European space agency ESA of the mystery solution. It brings the satellite project "Swarm" on the way, which is to predict, how the magnetic field continues to develop. Three satellites are to circle the earth starting from 2009, in order to exactly measure the procedures in the interior of the earth. At least in the universe one wants to be prepared as well as possible, if the blue planet changes its coat in the future. (authors: Thomas's pasture brook, Sarah Zierul) What would if be? Researcher between Apokalypse and 'all-clear' signal Which could come to plants, animals and humans, if the earth's magnetic field continues to decrease and turns sometime, is so far disputed in the science.

Would cosmic radiation meet on earth? Would it come to jet cancer, mutations and kind dying? How would the animals react, which orient themselves at the magnetic field? W such as knowledge accompanies zoologists, astrophysicists and polar researchers thereby, like it one of the largest mysteries of the earth on the reason goes and encounters apart from many open questions also some possible answers. With loud din a jumbo jet jet rises from the runway in Johannesburg, its goal: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Hardly someone knows that the flier is on the air lane with the world-wide highest radiation dose: Over the south Atlantic the earth's magnetic field is extremely weak, cosmic radiation can more deeply than otherwise into the atmosphere penetrating here. While the routes of the steel birds can be changed fast, such an adjustment is easy for migratory birds less. They orient themselves on their long distances into warmer Gefilde also at the magnetic field of the earth. Could a pole reversal lead to the fact that the animals itself hopelessly mad?

In order to find out, zoologists of the university accomplish in Frankfurt/Main attempts with robins. Because exactly like Kraniche or geese fly also the small singing birds for the winter on the search for food toward the south. Which role back really plays the magnetic field on its long way to Spain or North Africa and, the first test shows in the laboratory. Robin with sense of magnet Peter Thalau sets a robin carefully into a trichterfoermigen attempt cage.

In free nature the bird would already long be on the way to Spain - it is finally autumn. It tried to escape, flutters at the cage wall on and off. And although it cannot see, where it flies, decides it again and again for the same direction: The south. In the laboratory there are no natural signposts/guides such as sun or landmarks, but the earth's magnetic field notices the bird also here. Owing to its sense of magnet the bird flies to the correct direction - even if only against the cage wall.

Next one tests, as the robin with a weaker magnetic field comes by right. Peter Thalau attaches an electromagnetic coil, which is approximately developed around the cage, and turns the strength of the artificial magnetic field on only ten per cent down. So weakly it could become in the future also on ground connection. Again it sets the robin into the funnel cage. First it is irritated complete, flies to all possible directions, not there, where the south is. But after some time it got accustomed to the weaker field.

The attempts with robins are the heart of the work of Professor Werner Wiltschko. Since for 35 years he investigates the sense of magnet of birds and has as the first found out, how he functions. In always new attempts he evaluates the paper sheets, on which the birds in the cage leave their scratch marks. How does the animal world react? But one is still completely open also for Werner Wiltschko: How would migratory birds react to if the north and the south over long time wildly around-mad?

Them instead of the magnetic field did sun, stars and landmarks the way become point? No attempt simulated that so far, and also the view into geologic history does not help: Which the many pole reversals had in the past for effects on the animal world, nobody knows. It does not only concern birds: Also whales cross thousands of nautical miles in the open ocean, salmon move from the widths of the sea to their breeding places lain upstream.

For the entire ecological system of the earth the magnetic field plays so a substantial role. "Grillt" us the cosmic radiation? But which is with the cosmic radiation? It was "grillen" the earth with a pole reversal; and all life destroy? Professor Harald Lesch, astrophysicist at the residents of Munich university, gives 'all-clear' signal: In a computer model it exposed the completely demagnetised earth unprotectedly to the solar wind.

The physical computation shows, what would happen according to its opinion: , the electrically charged particles hurled by the sun toward earth meet the atmosphere and form here a kind spare magnetic field. Thus the cosmic radiation is led around the earth, the earth's surface remains protected. But the model is pure theory.

In the eternal ice of the Antarctic polar researchers want to now examine, what actually happened, when the magnetic field commutated itself for the last time. A researcher team from ten European countries gets out over three kilometers of depth the probably most precious ice of the world to the light: Frozen rain from the time, in which north pole and South Pole exchanged the places last - before 780,000 years.

On the search for beryllium 10 Whether it came at that time to mutations and skin cancer, was to clarify an investigation, which begins in Bremerhaven: At Alfred-Wegener-Institut the ice is prepared for its complicated analysis. It concerns a metallic element: Beryllium 10. It forms, if cosmic radiation divides oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the terrestrial atmosphere.

If the researchers should find it in the ice, that would mean that radiation is met on earth actually. First the Glaziologen must find out, which piece of the drill core is at all the correct: When the pole reversal began completely exactly and lasted like long it accurately, so far nobody knows. Then the ice from the pole reversal time can be melted, so that the enclosed gases separate - also beryllium 10 became measurable thereby.

First results expect the researchers in the spring. So long it remains open whether they can give 'all-clear' signal or not. But ever scientist did not stand so briefly before an answer to the crucial question: Which consequences would a pole reversal of the earth's magnetic field for the life of plants, animals and humans have?

(authors: Thomas's pasture brook, Sarah Zierul)


32 posted on 01/05/2005 4:42:39 PM PST by spodefly (This message packaged with desiccant. Do not open until ready for use or inspection.)
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To: bahblahbah
The magnetic poles switching from north to south or vice versa is nothing new.

I always carry a rope with me so I can lash myself down when it happens. I wouldn't want to be thrown off the earth or anything you know. I've taken up bull riding to get practice for when it happens.


33 posted on 01/05/2005 4:42:42 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Rebelbase

Dammit.


34 posted on 01/05/2005 4:43:00 PM PST by spodefly (This message packaged with desiccant. Do not open until ready for use or inspection.)
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To: rwfromkansas

"another thousand years or morer"

Probably morer.


35 posted on 01/05/2005 4:43:28 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

And "I question the timing."


36 posted on 01/05/2005 4:43:33 PM PST by Angry Enough
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To: Truth666

Hmmmm.....maybe this explains Kerry's flipping - he's bipolar??


37 posted on 01/05/2005 4:44:11 PM PST by Angry Enough
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To: Rebelbase

Like minds!


38 posted on 01/05/2005 4:45:13 PM PST by Rebelbase (Who is General Chat?)
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To: mbourgon

"The article says that nobody really knows what happened 780,000 years ago"

If it involves Bush's National Guard service, I'm sure Dan Rather will have a memo on it from that era.


39 posted on 01/05/2005 4:45:46 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Viking2002

"compasses now point to Michael Moore."

Actually, Michael Moore creates his own gravity, magnetic fields and atmosphere-it will not support human life.


40 posted on 01/05/2005 4:46:05 PM PST by Spok
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To: Truth666
Does this mean I have to take all the magnets off my refrigerator door? Even the gurgling trout one?

Goodness, what I don't have to sacrifice to help save the planet.

Leni

41 posted on 01/05/2005 4:46:11 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: LanPB01

Thanks for the ping, but this thread is a bit too "crop-circle"-ish for me.


42 posted on 01/05/2005 4:46:11 PM PST by PatrickHenry (The List-O-Links for evolution threads is at my freeper homepage.)
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To: Truth666

Thanks for posting this; interesting article. Just finished reading the German original. I didn't see what you mention about the beryllium analysis implications (which may be because my German is rusty)--is there another related article you're getting that from? Would be interested in a source for more information if there's one available.


43 posted on 01/05/2005 4:46:24 PM PST by Fedora
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To: MEG33

TRUFFLES


44 posted on 01/05/2005 4:46:41 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: PatrickHenry
Thanks for the ping, but this thread is a bit too "crop-circle"-ish for me.

Tin foil hat time

45 posted on 01/05/2005 4:46:52 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: konaice

Frankly, I wish it would hurry up and do that so I can have some first-hand data to teach my students when we get to that part in science. Up until now, they have asked questions for which I didn't know the answers.


46 posted on 01/05/2005 4:48:39 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle! We're NUMBER ONE!)
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To: bahblahbah

The magnetic poles switching from north to south or vice versa is nothing new.



right, the poles have reversed polarities every few hundred thousand years or so......saw it on Nova or something. This info is pretty well known.........


47 posted on 01/05/2005 4:49:24 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: Larry Lucido

Ah, yes, here it is;

Date: 778,000 B.C.
Subject: Cadet Bush
Memo to File: Cadet Bush has failed to attend a scheduled Army physical, citing the shift in the polar magnetic fields as his excuse.
Signed: Cmdr. Grogg.


48 posted on 01/05/2005 4:50:15 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Rebelbase

All your gravity are belong to us.


49 posted on 01/05/2005 4:51:40 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! (Welcome to my addiction.)
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To: spodefly

That is interesting and I found nothing conclusive in it, certainly no mention that it was impossible for man to have lived on earth more than "a few thousand years"


50 posted on 01/05/2005 4:51:54 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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