The star was previously married to Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns Since their split, notoriously private Natalie has been linked to a number of famous men.Paleomagnetism (or palaeomagnetism in the United Kingdom) is the study of the record of the Earth's magnetic field in rocks, sediment, or archeological materials.Certain minerals in rocks lock-in a record of the direction and intensity of the magnetic field when they form.In the 19th century studies of the direction of magnetization in rocks showed that some recent lavas were magnetized parallel to the Earth's magnetic field. Blackett provided a major impetus to paleomagnetism by inventing a sensitive astatic magnetometer in 1956.
Early in the 20th century, work by David, Brunhes and Mercanton showed that many rocks were magnetized antiparallel to the field. His intent was to test his theory that the geomagnetic field was related to the Earth's rotation, a theory that he ultimately rejected; but the astatic magnetometer became the basic tool of paleomagnetism and led to a revival of the theory of continental drift.
Paleomagnetism is studied on a number of scales: The study of paleomagnetism is possible because iron-bearing minerals such as magnetite may record past directions of the Earth's magnetic field.