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The Striking Science behind The Auroras

How streams of charged particles create the most spectacular light show on Earth

Photo by Jon Anders Dalan on Unsplash

In Finland, they call them ‘revontulet’, or ‘fox fires’.

As the ancient story goes, when the nights draw in, and the temperatures drop, magical foxes bound across the arctic landscape, lighting fires as they go and setting the northern…

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Rosie Alderson, PhD

Rosie Alderson, PhD

(Hungry) Science Nerd: educator, writer and general foodie.

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