EVERYONE has heard of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, but experts have long been baffled by something similar in space causing havoc.
The infamous Bermuda Triangle has been blamed for many strange disappearances over the centuries.
Located on the western side of the North Atlantic Ocean, the area has become a favorite among conspiracy theorists after a number of planes and ships went missing trying to pass through.
Now, attention has turned to the so-called Bermuda Triangle of space.
This area – also known as the South Atlantic Anomalous Area (SAA) – can be found in the upper South Atlantic Ocean, stretching from Chile to Zimbabwe.
While not quite as extreme as causing spacecraft to disappear from thin air, the large area has been implicated in some mysterious happenings.
Above all, damage the equipment and thus put the astronauts in potential danger.
But unlike the surface-level Bermuda Triangle, we can’t really understand why its space sister is being naughty – and it’s not aliens.
In fact, there seems to be more intense solar radiation at that location.
This creates a stream of energetic particles, which can disrupt communications satellites and other vital equipment.
“I do not like [Bermuda Triangle of Space] but in that region, the lower geomagnetic field strength eventually leads to more vulnerability of satellites to energetic particles, to the point where spacecraft damage can occur as they pass through this area”, says Professor John Tarduno, from the University of Rochester Space.com.
To protect the kits, experts on the ground had to power everything up as they passed through the area.
It’s complicated but a possible – and important – solution, with some careful planning.
For example, the Hubble Space telescope, which is used to look beyond our solar system, passes through this region at an astonishing 10 times a day, meaning that the vital instrumentation must be power off frequently.
Scientists fear that the area is also growing and thus will increase problems in the distant future.
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Experts have warned that the future Space launches can be dangerous if “stupid” regimes like Russia don’t stop blowing up the sky creating debris.
And most popular phone since a millennium has been announced, with many people shocked to learn it’s not an iPhone.
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