Source of the Northern Lights Discovered
Eureka! Thank you once again, scientists, whomever you may be!
The beautiful Northern Lights have long been a source of awe for many travelers, scientists, and space enthusiasts. Up until this point, the mystery has been part of their uniqueness.
Without a bunch of scientific jargon, the Northern Lights are the result of a lot of conflicting energy.
When solar winds pick up and cause solar storms, there’s a bunch of energetic particles ready for a party in Earth’s magnetic field. As a result, aurora borealis is officially born.
Thanks to the discovery, scientists have a new predictability power.
Now, scientists may be able to predict if stormy space weather can corrupt global power systems. They may also be able to pinpoint radiation bursts in space, which can be harmful to astronauts.
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