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Telecoms satellites’ new purpose: spying on Earth’s magnetic field

Illustration of Earth with white lines showing the magnetic field.

Earth’s magnetic field (depicted as white lines in this artist’s impression) can be studied with observations from a constellation of commercial satellites. Credit: Mikkel Juul Jensen/Science Photo Library

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Nature 595, 335 (2021)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-01860-9

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