A Huge hole has been detected in the Earth’s magnetic shield, leaving millions of human beings vulnerable to deadly cosmic radiation, scientists have warned. From analysing data from the GRAPES-3 muon telescope in Ooty, India, experts have concluded that the magnetosphere has come under such heavy bombardment in recent years that it weakening.

On June 22, 2015, there was a massive burst of galactic cosmic rays which traumatised the Earth’s magnetic shield for two hours. Roughly 40 hours before the Earth was bombarded by cosmic rays, the sun ejected a giant cloud of plasma which caused high energy radiation to strike the Earth’s magnetosphere at 2.5 million kilometres per hour. READ MORE