Monday, November 26, 2012

Magnetic Pole


Small airplanes have been known to be attracted to the magnetic fields of electrical structures such as transmission towers and cell trees and become stuck fast.  This light pole near my office is a well-known hazard to air traffic.  Strangely though, it only pulls from right to left -- never left to right.

I guess that makes it one of those fabled MONOPOLES that physicists dream about.

Related post:  Marooned In The Sky

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