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Nasa Maps Northern Lights' Magnetic Ropes

Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:21 pm

Nasa maps Northern Lights' magnetic ropes

By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles
Last Updated: 3:02am GMT 13/12/2007

Scientists claim to have discovered the energy source behind the Northern Lights - vast, magnetic solar-energy channelling ropes linking the Earth's atmosphere to the sun.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...ml=/news/2007/12/13/wlights113.xml
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RE: Nasa Maps Northern Lights' Magnetic Ropes

Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:42 pm

I remember watching the launch of THEMIS - great to see the fruits of its labor.

Of course, I have no idea what it all means, but it's still great.  Smile

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RE: Nasa Maps Northern Lights' Magnetic Ropes

Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:55 pm

New data from Nasa satellites shows the spectacular colour displays of auroras borealis are due to ANCflyer wasting too much time on A-net. His computer produces a stream of charged particles that flow like a current through twisted bundles of magnetic fields connecting Earth's upper atmosphere to the sun.



All kidding aside I thought we already knew how this phenomenon occurred
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