South Atlantic Anomaly: Have astronomers finally explained space’s Bermuda Triangle?

There is an area of the North Atlantic Ocean known as the Bermuda Triangle where ships, airplanes and people have been known to disappear without explanation. No-one knows for certain why more than 50 ships and 20 planes have vanished since the mid-19th century. But that’s not to say people haven’t had some fun seeking an explanation.

Maybe it’s to do with extraterrestrials, a force pulling objects under the sea or a link to the fabled lost city of Atlantis? Or perhaps it’s simply bad weather, human error or heavy traffic in the region? In truth, the number of disappearances are actually no more than in any other well-traveled area of the ocean, yet, still, the conspiracy theories persist.