NASA Mystery Gap In The Sky Probe
Daily Star|December 03, 2021
'Funnel' slows down planes
Adam Cailler

NASA has found a funnel-shaped gap in the Earth's atmosphere that slows down planes.

The anomaly was spotted 250 miles above the North Pole, where a gap opens up in the planet's magnetic field once a day.

It can only be viewed at noon, local time, when the Sun is at its highest point in the sky.

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