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Old 07-25-2008, 10:50 AM
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NASA Discovers Cause for Auroras

Pretty cool..

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25836608/

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Old 07-25-2008, 10:59 AM
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:40 AM
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Gee and I thought they were GW Bush's fault

Or maybe due to Global Warming

and here it is just the Sun's energy setting off a magnetic substorm.

I wonder if there could be a way to harness some of that energy...
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:56 AM
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Gee and I thought they were GW Bush's fault

Or maybe due to Global Warming

and here it is just the Sun's energy setting off a magnetic substorm.

I wonder if there could be a way to harness some of that energy...
Al Bore(ealis) is on it, I'm sure.
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Oh, Auroras. I read too fast and thought it was something else.
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:26 PM
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Try again. It is on your chest. You should have a couple of them.
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Oh, Auroras. I read too fast and thought it was something else.
It must have been all the talk of "probes" that distracted you.
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It must have been all the talk of "probes" that distracted you.
Thinking of sending my probe between the auroras might be distracting
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> ...as energy levels in the magnetic field lines build up, they drew ever closer to one another until they reconnected, setting off a storm, researches said...


I don't get it. How does the "magnetic reconnection" cause the light and colors?
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> ...as energy levels in the magnetic field lines build up, they drew ever closer to one another until they reconnected, setting off a storm, researches said...


I don't get it. How does the "magnetic reconnection" cause the light and colors?
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