THE NORTH POLE LEFT ANTARC­TICA

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Based on ge­o­log­i­cal data, sci­en­tists have de­ter­mined that the mag­netic north pole was lo­cated around Antarc­tica about 790,000 years ago. Af­ter a pe­riod of 6,000 years, in which the mag­netic field was highly volatile, the north pole moved north to its present lo­ca­tion in the Arc­tic in just 100 years.

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