Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Spectacular night view of brightly glowing auroras from space station – Must see pic
International Space Station
(ISS) have been enthralling earthlings with their mesmerising space photos taken from over 200 miles above the Earth.
The latest picture that has captured the attention of mankind, especially netizens, came from none other than Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Pesquet shared the stunning pic of brightly glowing
captured from his vantage point aboard the ISS on March 27, 2017.
Pesquet wrote, "The view at night recently has been simply magnificent: few clouds, intense auroras. I can’t look away from the windows."
The dancing lights of the aurora provide stunning views, but also capture the imagination of scientists who study incoming energy and particles from the sun.
Aurora are one effect of such energetic particles, which can speed out from the sun both in a steady stream called the solar wind and due to giant eruptions known as coronal mass ejections or CMEs.
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