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Wild New Paper Claims Earth May Be Surrounded by a Giant Magnetic Tunnel

Science Alert

By MICHELLE STARR

15 OCTOBER 2021

 

Mysterious structures in the sky that have puzzled astronomers for decades might finally have an explanation – and it’s quite something.

The North Polar Spur and the Fan Region, on opposite sides of the sky, may be connected by a vast system of magnetized filaments. These form a structure resembling a tunnel that circles the Solar System, and many nearby stars besides.