This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Physicists from St Petersburg University and other Russian universities also participated in the study.

According to Irina Mironova, an employee of St Petersburg University, scientists have found that "during geomagnetic disturbances in the polar atmosphere, the concentration of radicals increases." According to her, the consequence of this is the destruction of ozone at the heights of the mesosphere per day.

The maximum destruction detected by specialists was at the level of 14-25% at an altitude of about 75 km.

"That is, magnetospheric storms are capable of destroying up to a quarter of the available ozone on this surface," Mironova said.

It is noted that scientists from around the world devote a lot of time to studying the state of the ozone layer of the planet.

Earlier, Russian geochemists estimated the reserves of helium isotopes in the lunar interior and identified rich deposits of this valuable raw material on the Earth's natural satellite.

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