archive: SETI 'Gentle' puffs of solar wind stir the Northern Lights

SETI 'Gentle' puffs of solar wind stir the Northern Lights

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Tue, 01 Jun 1999 15:37:12 -0400

>Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 14:05:14 -0500
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>Subject: 'Gentle' puffs of solar wind stir the Northern Lights
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>NASA Science News for June 1, 1999:
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>How do gusts in solar wind stir the Northern Lights? - A NASA Scientist
studies
>data from 3 satellites to figure out what stirs up Earth's Northern Lights
(or
>aurora). As the solar wind gusts towards Earth's magnetic shield, an
>aurora begins - on the dayside of Earth. The brightening of the aurora
>then pulses toward the nightside. Understanding variations in the solar
>wind and its effect on Earth's magnetosphere can help better predict
>when major magnetic storms are coming. Full Story:
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> http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast01jun99_1.htm
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>Linda Porter
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