One of the old favorite doomsday scenarios is that Earth’s magnetic poles will realign themselves, causing worldwide destruction and the end of humanity as we know it. While researchers say the death and destruction part of that theory is unlikely, what they are in agreement about is that Earth’s magnetic poles arerealigning…or at least that’s what they’re hoping.

A recent study from the European Space Agency found that Earth’s magnetic fields are actually weakening at what some might consider an alarming rate.

A recent study from the European Space Agency found that Earth's magnetic fields are actually weakening at what some might consider an alarming rate.