This is a picture that shows the simulated magnetic field lines around Earth at any one moment and also a simulation of the magnetic field lines during geomagnetic reversal. Geomagnetic reversal is where the North and South poles on the Earth swap place, this last occurred 780, 000 years ago and happens at least once every million years. The reversal process itself takes between 1 and 10 thousand years.An interesting bonus fact is that the “True North” of a compass actually points to the South pole due to naming problems.

This is a picture that shows the simulated magnetic field lines around Earth at any one moment and also a simulation of the magnetic field lines during geomagnetic reversal. Geomagnetic reversal is where the North and South poles on the Earth swap place, this last occurred 780, 000 years ago and happens at least once every million years. The reversal process itself takes between 1 and 10 thousand years.

An interesting bonus fact is that the “True North” of a compass actually points to the South pole due to naming problems.

Reasons why electrons are cooler than you

  • They just chill out all over the place until they’re observed, kinda like subatomic weeping angels.
  • They’re absolutely tiny, like, 5 times smaller than an up quark tiny.
  • They do chemistry.
  • They don’t have any constituents, they’re about as small as you can have a particle.
  • ELECTRICITY.
  • They have a negative charge, I have no idea why and neither does anyone else, but that’s pretty awesome.
  • They’re a product of the decay, like when a down quark turns into an up quark and therefore when a neutron turns into a proton.
  • They behave like a wave and like a particle (Like everything else really, so I’m kinda confused as to how a particle actually behaves).
  • Fucking magnets.
  • The word electron comes from the Greek word for amber, because the Greeks noticed that if they rubbed amber with fur it would attract small particles.
  • Discrete energy bundles yet in an atom can absorb energy.
  • Static electricity, and making my hair crazy. Also Van der Graaf generators.