Adam Maloof

Nov. 09, 2012

Scientists Solve Mystery of Earth’s Shifting Poles

A look beneath Earth’s surface at what may be causing the planet’s poles to wander back and forth.

magnetic pole, magnetic field, north pole, south pole, field drift, field reversal, geomagnetic

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