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Yes, Earth's magnetic poles can flip. But they probably won't anytime soon.

But they might wobble.
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There are probably other things we should be worrying about.

Earth is kind of overdue to see its magnetic field pull a 180 and reverse on itself. Certainly a lot of people are expecting this to happen any day now. But according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the magnetic field might be feeling a bit shaky, but it’s not going to flip-flop any time soon.

A team of European researchers compared the current state of Earth’s magnetic field with its tumultuous geological past, and found that the

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