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Submission + - New NORUSCA II camera sheds new light on auroras (gizmag.com)

cylonlover writes: Even those of us not lucky enough to have witnessed them in person will likely have marveled at photos of the stunning auroras caused by high energy particles from the Sun colliding with atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere. A team of space-weather researchers has now developed a new camera called NORUSCA II that has produced the first-ever hyperspectral images of the aurora borealis (or northern lights) and may have uncovered a previously unknown atmospheric phenomenon.
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New NORUSCA II camera sheds new light on auroras

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