An unusual event in Earth’s atmosphere has just been detected by NASA, which may cause problems for satellites and spacecraft in orbit around the Earth.
According to The Mirror, a strange, “funnel-shaped hole” has just been found in the Earth’s magnetic field, located about 402 km from the North Pole, and appears only once a day.
Scientists at NASA were the ones who discovered this strange void, as well as noticed that it was jamming radio and GPS signals in the area.
As a result, this strange void will likely cause some problems for satellites and spacecraft in orbit around Earth.
The strange thing is that any aircraft passing through this area seems to slow down as the space opens.
Mark Conder, a physicist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said: “In orbit, spacecraft and satellites can even experience a significant amount of drag, like if they just hit a ledge. decelerate”.
NASA says it is trying to understand why the strange space is appearing, as well as its negative effects.
Currently, one theory is that the hole may be related to electromagnetic effects in the ionosphere, which is located in the upper atmosphere of the Earth due to ionization by the Sun, and carries electrically charged particles.
Although it doesn’t seem too worrisome, this phenomenon can have a negative effect on the magnetic field at the North Pole – which plays a role in stopping the flow of charged particles from the Sun, protecting life on Earth. Earth.