NASA Astronaut Captures Remarkable Photos of Aurora
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted pictures of an aurora as seen from the International Space Station and the photos were remarkable. Orbiting 150 miles above Earth, Wiseman captured what is known as a coronal mass ejection, or a powerful eruption on the sun's surface that unleashes electrically charged particles. When those particles hit Earth's magnetic field, reactions release photons of light creating a multicolored glow otherwise known as an aurora.
By Jordan Moses
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