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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 1:13 p.m. PST

….42,000 Years Ago?

"An ancient, well-preserved tree that was alive the last time the Earth's magnetic poles flipped has helped scientists pin down more precise timing of that event, which occurred about 42,000 years ago.

This new information has led them to link the flipping of the poles to key moments in the prehistoric record, like the sudden appearance of cave art and the mysterious extinction of large mammals and the Neanderthals.

They argue that the weakening of the Earth's magnetic field would have briefly transformed the world by altering its climate and allowing far more ultraviolet light to pour in…"

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Stryderg20 Feb 2021 4:09 p.m. PST
Zephyr120 Feb 2021 10:08 p.m. PST

Hey, why not. Just one more thing to go wrong this year… ;-)

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 11:26 p.m. PST

I knew the magnetic pole moved, but just assumed it was moving in geological time--thousands of years. Turns out, that isn't the case See map by scrolling down link


JMcCarroll21 Feb 2021 6:54 a.m. PST

Does that mean toilets will flow counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere ?

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 3:36 p.m. PST



Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 9:36 a.m. PST

A second for Zephy1.

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