Northern Lights seen from space

Posted on Saturday, Jun 30 2007 @ 12:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Someone give me a link to a nice photograph of Northern Lights seen from space. It looks pretty amazing Click on the image for a bigger version.



These lights, also called Aurora Borealis, are caused by the collision of charged particles in the magnetosphere with atoms in the Earth's upper atmosphere.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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