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The Earth's magnetic field is anchored by the north and south magnetic poles.

Earth’s magnetic north pole is moving too fast for experts to keep up. Now scientists might know why.

Scientists have modeled the jerks inside our planet's core that cause magnetic north to go haywire. Accurate models of magnetic north inform our GPS.
The Magnetic North Pole, and the Earth's Magnetic Field, help GPS and other navigation systems pinpoint users' locations.

Earth’s north magnetic pole has moved — here’s what that means for our navigation systems

Earth has a new magnetic north. Updating its location was crucial for military and civilian navigation systems.
An enhanced-color image of planet Jupiter taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft in September 2018.

NASA’s $1 billion Juno spacecraft is probing Jupiter’s deepest secrets — here are Juno’s biggest discoveries so far

NASA's Juno probe reached Jupiter in July 2016, and scientists' view of the solar system has not been the same since. The $1 billion mission has taken stunning images of the gas giant and probed its deepest secrets with a suite of instruments.

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars

Based on a study in mice, the risk of cancer on Mars could be twice as high as researchers previously thought.

The largest objects in the universe may be these deep-space magnetic fields

Each newly discovered magnetic field is about 100 times the diameter of the Milky Way galaxy.

The sun poses a crippling yet little-known threat to Minnesota — here’s what is at stake

Minnesota is a likely and high-risk target for a crippling threat from the sun, according to a recent USGS study.

A 100-year solar storm could fry our power grids — these are the places most at risk

The rock beneath our feet can worsen the effects of powerful blasts of particles from the sun, which can overload power lines and inflict billions in damage.