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Atmospheric Optics: Aurora, Northern Lights Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Atmospheric Optics: Aurora, Northern Lights
Description:
This image shows a view of the Aurora Borealis captured from the International Space Station as it flew over Nebraska. For more information, see NASA Image of the Day Gallery.

To find out more about auroras, visit this Atmospheric Optics page and also the Exploratorium's Auroras: Paintings in the Sky.
Image:
image credit: NASA; <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2175.html" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/informal/images/features/Aurora-from-space-NASA-larg.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: NASA; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Aurora-from-space-NASA-larg.jpg
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