Scientists Figure Out Why The Northern Lights Dance

July 25, 2008

Scientists has announced that they have managed to figure out exactly why the Northern Lights appear to dance in the sky...Boston (ChattahBox) – Scientists has announced that they have managed to figure out exactly why the Northern Lights appear to dance in the sky.

Scientists have been trying to figure out for quite some time exactly why the aurora would dance across the sky.

In order to find this out, they used ground surveillance as well as satellite surveillance, and m anaged to capture the start of a magnetic storm which took place 80,000 miles from Earth.

They found that what caused the dancing was a magnetic reconnection.

This happens when solar energy is pulled apart like an elastic to the point where it cannot go any farther. Once this happens, it snaps back, letting out energy and causing the dancing.

NASA scientists published their discovery today in the journal Science.


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