Wild solar flares are causing satellites to plummet back towards Earth

Scientists are now concerned that recent wild solar activity is causing satellites to fall to Earth.

That means the north and south poles switch and this can cause the Sun to behave erratically before settling down.

Solar flares are bursts of radiation from the Sun that sometimes hit Earth or shoot into deep space.

Earth largely protects us from the damaging impact of solar flares by using its magnetic field.

The European Space Agency is worried about its Swarm constellation, which measures Earth's magnetic field.

 the satellites were sinking about two and a half kilometers [1.5 miles] a year.

The sink rate between December and April has been 20 kilometers [12 miles] per year."

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