The availability of technology in the modern day world is unlimited. What people have made such as technological advances on Earth like machines are actually taking our jobs in factories. However, that is not what we are talking about in this article.
Every piece of the technology we have today has to communicate and connect in certain way. Each device we have gives out some electrical signals and impulses that are transferred to other devices. We haven’t quite understand a grasp of the effects of these radio frequencies and signals until now. What NASA has discovered is that these communication signals have created a virtual protective bubble around the Earth.
The frequencies that are given off by our cellular phones are actually called very low frequencies, or VLF radio communications. These communications interact with particles in space. This affects on how the particles move and react, thus, creating a barrier around the Earth. The barrier which is created by the VLF radio communications protects us from natural high energy particle radiation in space. The barrier can even be seen from space, as it was shot by NASA’s Van Allen Probes.
Phil Erickson, assistant director of the MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, Massachusetts, says: “A number of experiments and observations have figured out that, under the right conditions, radio communications signals in the VLF frequency range can, in fact, affect the properties of the high-energy radiation environment around the Earth.” Actually, they are transmitted from ground stations at huge powers in order to communicate with submarines below the ocean’s surface. The first one who has spotted this bubble was the aircraft Van Allen Probes, which studies electrons and ions in the near earth environment.
The discovery of this bubble comes from a robotic mission that was launched back in 2012. They launched the mission to study the Van Allen Radiation belts. The data they have received showed that if there were no VLF transmissions, the radiation belts would have extended into our atmosphere. So, we essentially saved our own lives. Maybe technology isn’t so bad after all.