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Space Science

Colliding Auroras Produce Explosions of Light 30

Posted by Soulskill
from the pretty-pictures dept.
elyons writes "Another neat discovery has come from the lab of Larry Lyons at UCLA. As reported earlier on Slashdot, Lyons' group studies the dynamics of auroras. Their most recent discovery reveals for the first time the sequence of events leading to dramatic space-weather disturbances. Using a network of cameras deployed around the Arctic in support of NASA's THEMIS mission, they recorded over 200 instances of auroras colliding, causing brilliant displays of northern lights (see time 8:22 for such an example)."
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Colliding Auroras Produce Explosions of Light

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 19, 2009 @03:05PM (#30499988)
    Very defective.
  • by dsavi (1540343) on Saturday December 19, 2009 @04:28PM (#30500388) Homepage
    I just love the title. It's like ordering a pizza and getting the wrong toppings, so you get a free pizza, but you love the toppings on the first pizza anyway.

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