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As Magnetic North Pole Zooms Toward Siberia Scientists Update World Magnetic Model

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North is on the move, and that's a problem for your smartphone maps. Earth's geographic north pole is fixed. But the planet's magnetic north pole — the north that your compass points toward — wanders in the direction of Siberia at a rate of more than 34 miles per year. That movement may seem slow, but it's forced scientists to update their model of Earth's magnetic field a year earlier than expected, so that navigational services, including map-based phone apps, continue to work accurately. Learn More: Your Support of Independent Media Is Appreciated: If above link is...
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