Monday, September 30, 2013

Sci-fi to Sci-fact: NASA Finds Magnetic Portals in Earth's Magnetic Field

In another example of how real life often mimics the arts, last year, NASA funded research once again turned science fiction into science fact. This time, hidden "portals" were found in Earth's magnetic field. The so-called portals provide an undisturbed path from our planet to the sun's atmosphere, which is 93 million miles from Earth. Don't get your hopes up though, these portals aren't related to the theoretical constructs that can teleport an object between two distant regions in space (called worm-holes); however, they are pretty interesting and unexpected nonetheless.

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