#PoleShift

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

The north magnetic pole just changed. Here's what that means.

The foundation of many navigation systems, the World Magnetic Model finally got a much-needed update with the end of the U.S. government shutdown.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Fast north magnetic pole shift prompts navigation update

Planet Earth is alive. Deep beneath its skin, its life blood — rivers of molten iron — pulse around its core. And this mobile iron is what generates the magnetic field that causes auroras — and keeps us alive.