Monday, March 18, 2013

Inspiring Science: Northern lights!

Early on the morning of March 15th, there was a massive explosion on the surface of the sun. Magnetic field lines came together and reconnected, releasing immense amounts of energy in a coronal mass ejection which electrically charged particles hurtling out into space. Fortunately, the CME was on the Earthward face of the sun. Better still, it seemed to be directed straight at us.

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