Space Image: Aurora’s Colorful Veil Over Earth

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NASA wanderer Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) common this sketch on amicable media, taken from a International Space Station on Aug 15, 2015. Kelly wrote, “#Aurora trailing a colorful deceive over Earth this morning. Good morning from @space_station! #YearInSpace”

Image Credit: NASA

Image Credit: NASA

The dancing lights of a halo yield fantastic views, though also constraint a imagination of scientists who investigate incoming appetite and particles from a sun. Aurora are one outcome of such enterprising particles, that can speed out from a object both in a solid tide called a solar breeze and due to hulk eruptions famous as coronal mass ejections or CMEs. After a outing toward Earth that can final dual to 3 days, a solar particles and captivating fields means a recover of particles already trapped nearby Earth, that in spin trigger reactions in a top atmosphere in that oxygen and nitrogen molecules recover photons of light. The result: a Northern and Southern lights.

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