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Posts tagged aurora borealis

October 26, 2017

 

Via NASA: "These jets, known as spicules, were captured in an SDO image on April 25, 2010. Combined with the energy from ripples in the magnetic field, they may contain enough energy to power the solar wind that streams from the sun toward Earth at 1.5 million miles per hour."

Human Impact On Space Weather

Recently declassified US military documents indicate bomb testing affected space weather.

July 13, 2009

 

The Northern Lights Or Fluorescent Light?

The next time you long for the romance of the northern lights, switch on a fluorescent lamp! There may be less mystique, but the principle will be the same.

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