Posted on Thursday, 5 July, 2012 | 29 comments| News tip by: Karlis
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NASA plans to launch four spacecraft to investigate hidden portals in the magnetic field of the Earth.
The portals, or "x-points", were observed in the 1990s by NASA's Polar spacecraft and are thought to connect the magnetic field of the Earth with the magnetic field of the Sun, creating an uninterrupted path between the two atmospheres. The portals appear to be highly volatile, opening and closing several times a day while proving highly elusive and difficult to locate.
"This recent discovery was actually not found by the use of new technology."