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Amazing Aurora

Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, is one of the most beautiful phenomenon we have on Earth. It is caused by particles from the Sun’s atmosphere that reach Earth’s atmosphere. As the two collide, different colored light is produced, depending on the chemical element and altitude. The lights can shine anywhere from 50-400 miles above the […] Continue reading

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The Northern Lights

  I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights, also known as the aurora borealis.  I never understood what cause the bright colors in the sky until this class.  Upon reading the book I understood that the lights are simply the result of “charged particles trapped in the magnetosphere.”  It is fascinating to me […] Continue reading

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Blog #6: Aurora Borealis

After watching the time lapse videos on the Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis) I was fascinated to learn how this occurs.  As you might have picked up from the video, most of the people interviewed weren’t able to answer the questions with … Continue reading Continue reading

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