A few days ago, NASA announced the results of an exciting paper published by Space Science Review, which suggests (if not, proves) that there is a protective layer around the Earth, protecting it from dangerous radiation. According to NASA, this layer was remarkably and accidentally created by mankind, as it appears to be generated by "very low frequency" radio frequency and wavelengths (or VLF signals) via "ground stations at huge powers to communicate with submarines deep in the ocean."
YouTube Description: Humans have long been shaping Earth's landscape, but now scientists know we can shape our near-space environment as well. A certain type of communications -- very low frequency, or VLF, radio communications -- have been found to interact with particles in space, affecting how and where they move. At times, these interactions can create a barrier around Earth against natural high energy particle radiation in space. These results, part of a comprehensive paper on human-induced space weather, were recently published in Space Science Reviews."
Conspiracy theorists will no doubt find this news interesting. It seems strange that NASA would discover something like this only just recently, and one can already image the headlines that this may spawn across the web.... Giorgio Tsoukalous might say aliens helped build the shield, while others may focus on the Van Allen belts, where the probe was located that made this discovery, as the belts' brutal conditions are often at the center of moon conspiracy theories. Many moon hoax theorists claim that NASA could not have sent a man to the moon due to the dangerous Van Allen belts. However, considering this new discovery, could this change the story of how we truly were able to navigate the Van Allen belts? After all, it's possible VLF signals were around before the moon landing, according to Wikipedia, which cites an invention of an underwater submarine telephone dating to 1945.