Why NASA Watches Airglow, the Colors of the (Upper Atmospheric) Wind

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 09:40 in Astronomy & Space

Portal origin URL: Why NASA Watches Airglow, the Colors of the (Upper Atmospheric) WindPortal origin nid: 434360Published: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: If you peer down on Earth from just 300 miles above the surface, you can see vibrant swaths of red and green or purple and yellow light emanating from the upper atmosphere. This light is airglow.Portal image: Processes in Earth’s ionosphere create bright swaths of color in the sky, known as airglow, as seen here in an image.Science Categories: Sun

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