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Fly Through an Aurora with the ISS

Joshua FilmerAugust 26th 2014

Auroras are cool. They are a beautiful demonstration of the Earth protecting us from harmful solar energy. If the people living near Earth’s poles have a front row seat to this fantastic display, then the astronauts on the ISS get to sit on the sidelines.

When he tweeted about it, astronaut Reid Wiseman said, “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this.” Here, instead of flying past the aurora, the ISS basically flew threw it, bathing the astronauts in color.

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Want to read more about auroras?

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The Aurora Australis: A Reminder of Why We Explore

 

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