Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Developing Better Ways To Map The Earth’s Magnetic Field: Find Out More!

Developing Better Ways To Map The Earth's Magnetic Field: Find Out More!| Geographical

The MagQuest competition, organized by Luminary Labs in New York, is entering its final phase to develop a more accurate method of measuring the Earth’s magnetic field.

Developing Better Ways To Map The Earth’s Magnetic Field: Find Out More!| HeroX

The World Magnetic Model (WMM) is currently used to map and track the Earth’s magnetic field.

However, the World Magnetic Model requires regular updates due to the wandering of Earth’s magnetic poles.

Inaccuracies in the WMM in mapping the Earth’s magnetic field could lead to dangerous situations for aviation and navigation.

The competition aims to spur advancements of measuring the Earth’s magnetic field by awarding a $2.1 million cash prize.

ALSO READ| First Pakistani Astronaut Namira Salim To Make History As The First Pakistani To Reach Space On October 5th

The finalists will have 20 months to test their experiments to measure the Earth’s magnetic field more accurately.

One team, SBQuantum from Canada, is using nitrogen vacancy diamonds to measure shifts in the Earth’s magnetic field.

Another team from the University of Colorado, Boulder, has designed a cubesat called COSMO, while Stellar Solutions plans to monitor the Earth’s magnetic field using piggybacking magnetometers on satellite missions.

Iota Technology, in partnership with Oxford Space Systems and AAC Clyde Space, is building a cubesat called SIGMA.

The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are developing the Terrestrial and Seafloor Automated Magnetic Observatories project to take measurements on Earth.

READ MORE|We need a better way to map Earth’s magnetic field. Finding it could win 1 of these teams $2 million

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


A convicted felon in California was arrested after he tortured and hostage two women and staged it as burglary. Convicted Felon Tortured and Kidnapped...


The application for the program, Rise Up Cambridge, in Massachusetts will begin on June 1 and will end on July 31 and qualified residents...


Police authorities arrested a man in Oklahoma after he was accused of raping and killing his 18-year-old graduate who was about to graduate from...

Us News

News from Springfield, Illinois is that a bill that would require public restrooms in Illinois to be available to both genders is coming under...