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Life, Unbounded

Aurorae from Earth, Space, and on Other Worlds

Southern aurora (aurora australis) composited with NASA imagery

As we’re in the midst of experiencing some particularly stormy solar weather it seems appropriate to make a quick post with some nifty auroral images and time-lapse movies (see below). It’s also fun to point out that the phenomenon of aurorae (or auroras) is truly universal. Caused when high-velocity particles like electrons and protons expelled [...]

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The Countdown

5 Remarkable Facts about the Northern Lights – The Countdown, Episode 39

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What causes the sky near Earth’s poles to light up with swirling, colorful light? In this episode of the Countdown, we explore the physics behind auroras and more. More to Explore: Visit LightsOverLapland.com for more images of the Northern Lights from Abisko National Park in Sweden. Aurora Forecast (NOAA) Written in the Sky: Aurora Borealis [...]

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