Did South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly cause Air France disaster?

Reader Jane Lawson wonders if the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly could have had anything to do with the recent Air France disaster. I honestly don’t know.

What I do know is that our planet is now experiencing the ‘South Atlantic Anomaly.’ The anomaly is massive, it is growing, and if it continues on its present course, it could allow mutation-causing cosmic radiation ever closer to the  earth’s surface.

12 Jun 09 – According to a 28 Nov 2008 article in Science Daily, a new Danish geomagnetic observatory located on the island of Tristan da Cunha will provide researchers with new knowledge of this mysterious irregularity of the earth’s magnetic field.

Tristan da Cunha is the remotest inhabited island in the world and is also located right in the middle of the South Atlantic Anomaly, where the Earth’s magnetic field is weakest (only half as high as in Denmark).

“At present the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field is decreasing by 5% every hundred years and researchers do not know why or what the consequences will be,” says the article. “In the South Atlantic Anomaly, the strength of the magnetic field is decreasing ten times as fast and the measuring station will therefore also give the researchers the opportunity to learn more about the consequences of the global weakening of the magnetic field.”

Satellites “suffer by far the majority of faults when they fly through this area,” says the article, which lends credence to the Air France disaster theory.

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