Earth  Sun  ID: 20073

Auroral Elements

Electrons rain down from the Earth's radiation belts, exciting atoms into radiative states along the way.

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Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Nicola Fox (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Scientist
Art Poland (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Live from the Aurora

Keywords:
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/magnetosphere Dynamics >> Aurorae

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0